It’s press night tonight at the Colchester Mercury Theatre where Oliver will play Rudge for a run of Alan Bennett’s iconic play, The History Boys. The semi-autobiographical play set the theatre-world alight when it premiered in 2004, going on to be a smash-hit in both the West End and on Broadway, collecting Olivier and Tony awards for Best New Play and Best Play respectively.
The History Boys charts the fortunes of an unruly bunch of bright sixth form boys at the fictional Cutlers’ Grammar School in the early 1980s. Under the guidance of maverick English teacher Hector, they each set out to secure themselves a coveted place at Oxford or Cambridge.
Oliver will play the role of Rudge, a character better known for his athletic skills than for his intelligence. The show will play from 23rd May until 8th June.Overview
Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins is a native Welsh actor and graduate of Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Oliver played Peter in the BAFTA Award Winning Drama Care, directed by Antonia Bird
Since graduating in the summer of 2012 Oliver has gone on to film several episodes of Stella for Tidy Productions. He recently played the role of Rudge in The History Boys at The Mercury Theatre.
Oliver recently played Bobby Moore in World Cup Final 1966 at Bristol Old Vic and Monkey Son in the hit adaptation of The Twits at The Royal Court Theatre.About Sainou
Sainou means talent and that’s what we’re all about.
Based in the heart of London's West End, Sainou represents a select list of actors including International industry award winners, household names and some of the finest, young British talent working in Film, Television, Theatre and Radio.
At Sainou we develop and nurture careers. Everyone is jointly represented by David Marsden and Paul Martin and we work as a close team.