August 24, 2006 07:32:49 GMT
The film version of Alan Bennett's award-winning play "The History Boys" is to receive a Royal world premiere.
The film version of Alan Bennett's award-winning play "The History Boys" is to receive a Royal world premiere October 2nd later this year, Fox Searchlight Pictures announced August 23rd. Set to attend the film screening in Leicester Square among others are the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
"The History Boys", considered as the most award-winning play this year, tells the story of a group of pupils competing for places at Oxford and Cambridge universities. As of the play, it started out at the National Theatre in London and has won six Tony Awards, including Best Play.
The original London cast all reprise their roles for the film, as does director Nicholas Hytner. Following the Royal premiere, "The History Boys" will receive a full UK release on October 13th.