Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins: Press Night, The History Boys

Date - 28 May, 2013, All News Press Nights Theatre
Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins

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.


Oliver trained at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Screen credits include Leprechaun Returns (SyFy), Christopher Robin (Disney), The Left Behind (BBC), the BAFTA Award Winning Drama Care & Stella (Tidy Productions).

Stage credits include The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre, The Hairy Ape at The Old Vic, World Cup Final 1966 at Bristol Old Vic and Monkey Son in the hit adaptation of The Twits at The Royal Court Theatre.

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