DVD orders- delays possible

During this difficult time, please be aware that there may be a delay in posting out orders. Orders received will be prepared ready to post when possible. All orders received will be emailed to confirm their request and when expected to be sent.   Thank you for your understanding,   Edward’s Boys  
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Edward’s Boys update: The (Very) Silent Woman

Edward’s Boys THANK YOU so much for two things (amongst many others): 1. For the many kind and supportive comments we have received as a result of the cancellation of The Silent Woman. It means a great deal. 2. For the extraordinary generosity of those of you who have made financial donations to the JustGiving website set up by our remarkable friend Dr Jose Perez Diez (Leeds) It is perhaps slightly disappointing to note that some of you are happier to pay ‘ready money’ to ensure that we don’t perform than when we do. However, as another friend has pointed out, perhaps
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Justgiving: Edward’s Boys

Many people responded to the news of the cancellation of The Silent Woman with offers to donate their ticket cost to the company. Unfortunately, our Ticketsource software automatically refunds cancellations, so we were unable to accept this money. @JoseAPerezDiez came to our aid and has set up a Justgiving page which you can access here. All your support for Edward’s Boys is greatly appreciated, and it makes the loss of the show easier to bear. Onwards and upwards!
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Thank You

Thank You! Edward’s Boys would like to thank everyone who has been in touch to offer their support since last Friday when we announced that we were going to cancel the production of The Silent Woman. The disappointment has been easier to bear on account of the universal kindness and thoughtfulness expressed by so many. Several of you invited us to “count purchased tickets as donations to help defray costs”. We are grateful for this generous gesture, but are unable to accept since our online ticket service refunds all money as a matter of course. One of the most difficult
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The Silent Woman – CANCELLED

It is with the greatest regret that we announce the cancellation of our production of The Silent Woman.  This decision has not been made lightly, but we trust you appreciate the reasons it was taken. If those of you who planned to see the show are disappointed, we hope you can imagine how Edward’s Boys feel. The tour was 18 months in the planning. We have been rehearsing since October. The general sense from those of us who know about these things is that it would have been a “perfectly adequate” show.  Now is the time to announce confidently that
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New Praise For Edward’s Boys

“If you’ve never seen Edward’s Boys, their shows are not to be missed – beyond the original practices thing. I truly believe Perry Mills to be one of the most vital and original directorial voices in British Theatre. Go!” Dr Will Sharpe, University of Birmingham “Congratulations on your continued and fabulous success in securing a distinctive place for Edward’s Boys in the front rank of early modern performance internationally! I know The Silent Woman will be brilliant.” Professor Ewan Fernie, The Shakespeare Institute. “The acclaimed Edward’s Boys from King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon, are a troupe of boy actors under
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Introducing The Silent Woman

Edward’s Boys Present: The Silent Woman, Or Epicene by Ben Jonson (1609) “Think nothing true.”   The Silent Woman, or Epicene is now one of the most admired of Jonson’s plays, and certainly his most accessible written for the boys’ companies. This is the first time Edward’s Boys have staged a full play by Jonson. It wickedly satirises the sexually ambiguous fashionistas of the West End of London where the idle wits rub shoulders with commercial values. First performed in 1609 or 1610 at the little-known Whitefriars Theatre by the newly formed Children of the Queen’s Revels, The Silent Woman
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The Silent Woman

We are delighted to announce that the next production by Edward’s Boys will be The Silent Woman by Ben Jonson (1609). Performances will take place in March and April 2020. Apart from playing Stratford-upon-Avon and London, we will visit the North of England for the first time! Dates and venues will be announced in the near future.
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Wit & Science: a brief report

The tour of Redford’s extraordinary allegorical satire was greeted with great acclaim at each performance (Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, London and Genoa). It was an exciting coincidence that we should give our final performance in the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa, the setting for most of the scenes of our previous production – The Malcontent by John Marston. It appears that Edward’s Boys have now been ‘discovered’ by the medievalists as well as the early modernists! 
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The Archive

Materials relating to every production by Edward’s Boys is held within the King Edward VI School Archive. Academics regularly visit for the purposes of research. Should you be interested in making use of the company’s archive please contact the School Archivist, Richard Pearson, at rbp@kes.net
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