Book now for Grobiana’s Nuptials

Edward’s Boys (in collaboration with EDOX) are proud to announce their forthcoming production of Charles May’s Grobiana’s Nuptials. First staged at St. John’s College in January 1637, and written by a then Oxford undergraduate, Grobiana’s Nuptials mixes lavatorial humour with clever references to professional theatre and popular literature of the time. There will be just two performances and numbers are strictly limited. Saturday 1st October, 7.00pm, in the Upper Guildhall (“Big School”) at King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon. Tickets, priced at £12 (£5 concessions), include a buffet supper and are available from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/kes. Sunday 2nd October, 6.30pm, in the New Room, Magdalen
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Will at Westminster

Edward’s Boys staged seven performances of Act Four, Scene One of Shakespeare’s Richard II in the very location in which the actual historical event took place in 1399
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Edward’s Boys to perform at The Houses of Parliament on 30th April

Edward’s Boys have been invited by the Houses of Parliament to perform Act Four, Scene One of Shakespeare’s Richard II in Westminster Hall. The event is being advertised as Will at Westminster. The invitation is a privilege and exciting for several reasons: it is an immensely powerful scene from a great play where King Richard is forced to hand over his crown; this is the very location in which the actual historical event took place in 1399; this is the first time (according to the archives of both the Palace of Westminster and the Theatre Museum) that this scene has been given a public
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Edward’s Boys join the Shakespeare celebrations

Since Shakespeare didn’t write for the boys’ companies, as a rule we don’t usually perform his stuff – unless there’s a very good reason. Like these two… Reason Number One: Saturday 23rd April Edward’s Boys will be staging a special performance, entitled Unperfect Actors. Lasting approximately 25 minutes, the show features sonnets, songs and extracts from the plays of William Shakespeare, and reflects something of the range of styles and tones to be found in his works. Performances will take place on the school site, adjacent to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall as part of the celebrations marking Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. (1.00pm; 2.00pm;
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The Woman Hater tour ends at SortieOuest

On Thursday 24th March, Edward’s Boys presented the final performance of The Woman Hater at the SortieOuest theatre in Béziers before an audience of local school pupils, students and teachers from the University of Montpellier, and local residents. All three performances in France were very warmly received, and many of our new French friends took to social media to comment on the performances. We would like to take this opportunity once more to thank our French host families for their generous hospitality, the staff of Collège de l’Assomption and l’Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 for all their help and support in
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The Woman Hater at La Maison des Choeurs

On 23rd March, Edward’s Boys received a standing ovation for their performance of The Woman Hater in front of an audience of academics, students and local residents in the historic Maison des Choeurs in Montpellier. The performance was organised by l’Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, and we would like to extend our special thanks to Janice Valls-Russell and Florence March for making this unforgettable experience possible.
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L’homme qui détestait les femmes

On 22nd March Edward’s Boys made their debut on foreign soil with the first French performance of The Woman Hater at the Collège de l’Assomption in Montpellier. 240 French students between the ages of 14 and 16 got their first taste of the English boys’ companies. After an introduction from student Zacharie March, Edward’s Boys performed an abbreviated version of the UK production, followed by a question and answer session with students from the school. We thank the students, parents and staff from the school for their warm welcome, hospitality and generous reception at the end of the performance.
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