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The History Boys comes to The PumpHouse Theatre in March

The History Boys comes to The PumpHouse Theatre in March

Well-known stage play The History Boys, by Alan Bennett is being staged at The PumpHouse Theatre in Takapuna for the first time from 11 to 21 March 2015.

The play has enjoyed a prosperous past, with over 30 awards, including a Laurence Oliver Award and a Tony Award for Best Play. Stripey Live produces this new production, with sponsorship from Takapuna-based PIC Insurance Brokers.

“With a cast of established New Zealand actors and emerging talent performing the work of one of Britain’s most prolific and acclaimed playwrights, this season of The History Boys is sure to be popular,” says the shows director, Michelle Atkinson.

This is the first time PIC Insurance Brokers have sponsored a live performance and General Manager Tony Mitchell says the company is excited.

“The Pumphouse Theatre is great asset for the North Shore and we felt with one of PIC’s branches right on its doorstep, it was a great opportunity to support the arts, broaden our sponsorship portfolio and say thanks to our North Shore clients,” he says.

Set during the 1980s in a English College the play explores the life of six school boys as they prepare for their final exams. Their path is set by two opposing history teachers with competing beliefs, differing teaching ethos and the goal of entering a top university.

Dates: Wednesday, 11 March – Saturday 21 March 2015

Times: All shows at 7:30pm, except a 4:00 pm Sunday matinee

Venue: The Pumphouse Theatre, Manurere Avenue, Takapuna

Bookings: Phone 489 8360 or go to


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