Review: A Trick To Catch an Old One

Edward’s Boys’ production of Thomas Middleton’s A Trick to Catch an Old One begs the question of why Middleton’s city comedies are not performed more often by companies like the RSC. That said, it also reminds us how an amateur boys’ company, like Edward’s Boys, can capture the reckless energy of Middleton’s boy plays that may elude adult professional actors. Behind the raucous enthusiasm of Edward’s Boys’ performance is an intelligent, well-crafted production by Perry Mills that fully comprehends the dramatic value of the boy actor in a play that stages generational conflict so starkly. Trick to Catch an Old
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Summer’s Last Will and Testament

Edward's Boys' September 2017 production, with performances at King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe, and the Great Hall of the Old Palace School in Croydon
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