'The History Boys'
by Alan Bennett




7th - 11th February 2012


Niki Caister

"Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company make history"
Review From Derby Evening Telegraph

A lively and vibrant cast brought Alan Bennett's coming-of-age story 'The History Boys' to life in Niki Caister's 2012 production. By turns touching and laugh-out-loud funny the show proved extremely popular with audiences and critics alike.

The production featured a great classroom set designed and built by Tim Heywood and Ken Owen and some wonderful harmony singing from the cast, especially in a memorable rendition of 'Bye Bye Blackbird' at the climax of the show.

All photographs taken by Bryan Cleary.


Director - Niki Caister
Assistant Director - Clare Snape
PA - Laura Smith
Set Design - Tim Heywood
Lighting Design - Dave Phillips
Lighting & Sound Operation - Neil Jones
Stage Manager - Ken Owen
Props - Elaine Lawrenson
Wardrobe - Flora Palmer
Wardrobe Assistants - Karen Owen, Jane Roy & Ann Sharp
Set Construction - Ken Own and members of the company
Musical Arrangement & Singing Coach - Chris Scott
Recorded Score - Mathew Shepherd
Prompt - Margaret Arnot
Photography - Bryan Cleary
Poster & Flyer Design - Tim Baggaley
Press Officer - Joan Chambers
Business Manager - Philip Button
Front Of House - Members of DSTC


Hector - Gordon Gell
Headmaster - Steve Dunning
Mrs. Lintott - Jenny Earl
Irwin - Jack Bamford
Caretakers - Terry Powles & Marco Boylan
Dakin - Jordan Hollis
Scripps - James Dean
Posner - Luke Brady
Rudge - Joe O'Brien
Akthtar - Adam Horvath
Crowther - Tom Farthing
Times - Dean Greer
Lockwood - Cian Nation