She never appears on stage, but Fiona is the Headmaster’s young secretary. Throughout the play, she is also seeing Dakin. We learn about her mostly in the context of Dakin’s sexual exploits, which seem to be numerous. The Headmaster also pursues Fiona, and Dakin eventually uses this fact to try to keep Hector in his job.
Fiona Character Timeline in The History Boys
The timeline below shows where the character Fiona appears in The History Boys. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Dakin certainly knows more than Irwin does, at least about the school, because he’s seeing Fiona, the Headmaster’s secretary. Irwin says that he didn’t know that. Mrs. Lintott says that he... (full context)
...taking anyone on his motorcycle. Dakin says that’s because he’s been fired—he found out through Fiona. Scripps is surprised, but they both agree that they won’t miss the “genital massage.” Dakin... (full context)
...whether there’s any difference between Hector’s gropings and the Headmaster’s own pursuit of his secretary, Fiona. The Headmaster eventually agreed to give Hector another chance. Scripps says that “everybody’s happy.” Dakin... (full context)