Alan Bennett's award-winning play The History Boys will return to Wyndham's Theatre in the West End on December 20. The show will first tour the UK, September 6-November 17.

Set in the 1980s, The History Boys questions the purpose and means of education. In a school where the headmaster cares only about exam results, a bunch of excitable sixth-form boys go about their pursuit of the important things: sex, sports, and a university place. The play has won numerous prizes including the Tony, Evening Standard, Oliver, Critics' Choice, and Whatsonstage.com Theater's Choice Awards.

The show, which premiered at the National Theatre in 2004, was originally directed by Nicholas Hytner. The production is recreated by Paul Miller and designed by Paul Crowley. The cast will feature Desmond Barrit, Elizabeth Bell, Tim Delap, Daniel Fine, Andrew Hawley, Ryan Hawley, Thomas Howes, Danny Kirrane, Alton Letto, Sam Phillips, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett.

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