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!The Boys

[[folder:Dakin]]
!!Dakin
!!! Actor: Dominic Cooper

Dakin is the most confident and handsome boy in his class.

!! Tropes:
* AmbiguouslyBi: Dakin successfully seduces Irwin while still dating Fiona, but his exact sexuality is never labeled.
* HaveIMentionedIAmSexuallyActiveToday: Dakin gives Scripps constant updates on his sex life, whether he likes it or not.
* HotForTeacher: For Irwin.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: To Irwin
-->'''Dakin:''' Why are you so bold in argument and talking but when it comes to the point, when itís something thatís actually happening, I mean now, youíre so fucking careful?
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!! Posner
!!! Actor: Samuel Barnett

Posner is a Jewish boy of small stature and the youngest student in his sixth-form class.

!! Tropes:
* BittersweetEnding: In the film. In the play his ending is just depressing.
* Gayngst:
-->Iím a Jew. Iím small. Iím homosexual. And I live in Sheffield. Iím fucked.
* IAmSong: Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
* JewishAndNerdy: He is both.
* KickTheDog: Heís playfully mocked several times, particularly by Lockwood.
* LoveMartyr: Dakin finds Posnerís crush on him to be annoying at best, but Posner carries on pining nonetheless.
* TeachersPet:
-->'''Akthar:''' Itís just the knowledge, sir.\\
'''Timms:''' The pursuit of it for its own sake, sir.\\
''' Posner:''' Not useful, sir. Not like your lessons.
* TheWoobie: He spends half the movie looking like heís about to cry.
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[[folder:Scripps]]
!!Scripps
!!! Actor: Jamie Parker

Scripps is an Anglican student and the most religious boy in his class.

!! Tropes:
* AmbiguouslyBi:
-->'''Scripps:''' Just because youíve got a scholarship doesnít mean youíve got to give him unfettered access to your dick.\\
'''Dakin:''' So how would you say thank you?\\
'''Scripps:''' Same as you, probably. On my knees.
* AmbiguouslyChristian: Subverted. Scripps is the only character who is outwardly Christian.
* DeadpanSnarker: Everyone tends to be somewhat snarky, but Scripps stands out as being exceptionally dry, especially in response to Dakins love life.
* NostalgicNarrator: Scripps is the main narrator of the story, and he tends to speak about events in the past tense as theyíre unfolding.
* ThePianoPlayer: Subverted. While he does accompany Posner on piano several times, he does more than just that.
* VowOfCelibacy:
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!!Rudge
!!! Actor: Russell Tovey

Rudge comes from a working-class background and struggles in school; none of his teachers expect him to get into Oxbridge.

!! Tropes:
* DumbJock: Rudge isnít necessarily dumb, he just isnít as smart as his ridiculously clever classmates.
-->You may think itís a joke, but golf makes the same sense to me as architecture or films do to you. You may not rate it but itís an accomplishment. I may not know much about Jean-Paul Sartre, but Iíve got a handicap of four.
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[[folder:Timms]]
!!Timms
!!! Actor: James Corden

Timms is overweight and plays the role of the class clown.

!! Tropes:
* FatComicRelief: Timmsí main role in the play is as comic relief.
* StonersAreFunny:
-->'''Irwin:''' Itís your eyesight thatís bad and we all know what thatís caused by.\\
'''Timms:''' Sir! Is that a coded reference to the mythical dangers of self-abuse?\\
'''Irwin:''' Possibly. It might even be a joke!
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!!Akthar
!!! Actor: Sacha Dhawan

Akthar is a Muslim student of unspecified South Asian descent.

!! Tropes:
* TokenMinority: Alongside Crowther.
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[[folder:Crowther]]
!!Crowther
!!! Actor: Samuel Anderson

Crowther has notable acting talent.

!! Tropes:
* TokenMinority: Alongside Akthar.
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[[folder:Lockwood]]
!!Lockwood
!!! Actor: Andrew Knott

Lockwood is an argumentative student.

!! Tropes:
* KilledOffscreen: Only in the film.
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!!Hector
!!! Actor: Richard Griffiths

The eccentric General Studies teacher who believes that exam preparation is the enemy of education.

!! Tropes:
* ArmouredClosetGay: Is an extremely closeted gay man, to the extent that heís married to a woman.
* BigShutUp:
--> WILL YOU SHUT UP ABOUT THESE EXAMS!
* CoolTeacher: Deconstructed. Heís the ďcool teacherĒ but he also gropes his pupils and is a ďbit of a shamblesĒ.
* FiredTeacher: Hector isnít quite fired, but he is pressured to resign until Dakin gets him his job back by blackmailing Felix.
* HotForStudent: Generally.
* KilledOffscreen: The aftermath of the accident that kills Hector is shown, as is his funeral, but we never actually see a body.
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[[folder:Irwin]]
!!Irwin
!!! Actor: Stephen Campbell Moore

The young and savvy supply teacher whom the Headmaster brings in to prepare the boys for their Oxbridge entrance exams.

!! Tropes:
* Gayngst:
* HotForStudent: For Dakin.
* SelfDeprecation:
-->'''Mrs Lintott:''' Donít you ever want to go back?\\
'''Irwin:''' To Oxford? Not clever enough. NotÖ anything enough really.
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[[folder:Mrs Lintott]]
!!Mrs Lintott
!!! Actor: Frances de la Tour

Mrs. Dorothy Lintott is the history teacher who has quietly and steadily been teaching the boys everything they need to know to excel academically.

!! Tropes:
* BetterThanSex: She states to Hector that prefers her first pizza to losing her virginity.
* MotiveRant: Non-criminal, but an example nonetheless.
-->Historyís not such a frolic for women as it is for men. Why should it be? They never get round the conference table.
* OnlySaneMan: In between Hector fondling the boys, Irwin pining after Dakin, and Felix being an overall imbecile, Lintott comes across as stark raving sane.
* SternTeacher: Deconstructed. Sheís stern, but sheís kind and clearly cares first and foremost about the boys education.
* WhatTheHellHero: Brief but to-the-point.
-->Hector, a grope is a grope. It is not the Annunciation.
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!!Headmaster
!!! Actor: Clive Merrison

Mr. Felix Armstrong is the Headmaster of the school.

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* HateSink: Universally disliked by staff and students alike.
-->'''Mrs Lintott:''' Our headmaster is a twat. An impermissible word nowadays but the only one suited to my purpose. A twat. And to go further down the same proscribed path, a condescending cunt.
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[[folder:Fiona]]
!!Fiona
!!! Actor: Georgia Taylor

Fiona is the Headmasterís secretary with whom Dakin has an affair.

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* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Sheís mentioned many times in the play but never makes an appearance. In the movie, however, she is in several scenes.
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[[folder:Wilkes]]
!!Wilkes
!!! Actor: Adrian Scarborough

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[[folder:Mrs Bibby]]
!!Mrs Bibby
!!! Actor: Penelope Wilton

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