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February 18, 2010

Silken Thomas Players Celebrate 20th Anniversary

The History Boys Celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year, the award winning Silken Thomas Players are a group at the cutting edge of Amateur Theatre. Best known for controversial plays such as Bent, Trainspotting, The Normal Heart (2007 All Ireland winner) and Equus with which they finished 2nd in last years All Ireland in Athlone. This new play from Alan Bennett, The History Boys is their 31st production and plays at Riverbank Arts Centre on Sunday 28th February and Monday 1st March.

The History Boys tells the story of an unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A Headmaster obsessed with results; a History teacher who thinks he’s a fool.

In Alan Bennett’s new play, staff-room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it; about education and its purpose.
This is a brilliantly funny production, with several show stopping vignettes and lines that will be quoted for years to come. Don’t miss it!

Sunday 28th and March 1st, 8pm. Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Tickets €12/€10. To Book call Riverbank Arts Centre on 045 448327 or book online
Silken Thomas Players present
The History Boys
Sunday 28th Feb & Monday 1st March, 8pm
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
Tickets €12/€10