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Alex Hope on being a History Boy, King's Theatre

posted 15 Mar 2015, 07:53 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 15 Mar 2015, 07:59 ]

Doctor Who Matt Smith, Banished’s Russell Tovey, and Gavin And Stacey star James Corden, The History Boys is a play with a reputation for making stars of its cast.

When it premiered in 2004, at the National Theatre, London, the then unknown Corden and Tovey were among the young actors wowing the critics. Today, both are household names.

ater, future Time Lord Smith would join the company, while the 2006 cinema adaptation saw Jamie Parker, who has since appeared in the Tom Cruise movie Valkyrie and the BBC drama Parade’s End, get into the skin of the religious Scripps.

Scripps is the role former Royal High pupil Alex Hope plays in the touring production that comes to The King’s, next week.