On Broadway, where it won six Tonys and became a modest hit despite the absence of a Disney cartoon character in the cast, Alan Bennett's dog-eared paean to the wonders and horrors of grammar school life carried a nearly mythic resonance. No matter the 1980s Sheffield setting, it was instantly familiar to anyone who's ever been young, questioned the purpose of a slide rule, and felt like the world was yours for the taking. Made by the same creative principals—Bennett, director Nicholas Hytner, and a superb cast who have now been with their roles for far longer than a... More >>>