“Overawing, insightful, magnetic, inspiring talent”

The UK run of Edward’s Boys’ production of Francis Beaumont’s The Woman Hater concluded on Saturday evening in the beautiful surroundings of King’s College London Chapel. Audiences in London, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon definitely seemed to enjoy our performances, and some of them took to social media to share their impressions…    The first reviews of the production have now appeared online. In The Shakespeare Blog, Sylvia Morris stated that “among acting, singing and playing of uniformly high standard there are several bravura performances.” Stephen Ward reviewed Wednesday’s opening night at The Other Place on his blog The Bard of Tysoe.
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“A superb, turbot-charged opening night…”

Edward’s Boys’ new production of Francis Beaumont’s The Woman Hater received a hugely positive reception from the audience as the first-ever public performance in the RSC’s new studio theatre, The Other Place. The social media reaction was equally positive. Tickets for Thursday’s performance in Oxford at the OU Catholic Chaplaincy (7.30pm, £10, £8 concessions) will be available on the door. A handful of tickets (7.30pm, £12, £8 concessions) still remain for Friday night’s performance at The Other Place. Book now via the RSC. Tickets for Saturday’s performance in King’s College London Chapel (7.30pm, £10, £8 concessions) are still available online
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Edward’s Boys thrilled to be performing at The Other Place, and other places!

Tickets are selling fast for just four UK performances of Edward’s Boys’ production of The Woman Hater by Francis Beaumont, directed by Perry Mills. The delight of Edward’s Boys in working on this hilariously offensive play by Francis Beaumont is not just that their performances will be the first since it was written in 1606, but that they will be performing in three exciting new spaces. The performances on March 9 and 11 will be the first in the newly restored RSC theatre The Other Place in Stratford-upon-Avon (tickets £12.00, £8.00 concessions, book in person at the RSC Box Office,
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Download our free Edward’s Boys wallpaper for mobile devices

We have created a mobile-friendly version of the poster for Edward’s Boys’ production of The Woman Hater – perfect to use as a wallpaper or screensaver on your phone or tablet. It works on both iOs and Android devices too! To download, just click on the image below, or you can also use this link (jpg, 1.6MB). And don’t forget to book your tickets for the performances in Stratford, Oxford and London – opens 9th March!
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The Woman Hater to visit France

We are delighted to announce that Edward’s Boys. production of The Woman Hater will be travelling to France over the Easter holidays for three special performances in Montpellier and Béziers. We have been invited to perform in France as part of the Year with Shakespeare festival organised by the Institute for Research on the Renaissance, the Neo-classical Age and the Enlightenment at the University of Montpellier. More details about the festival can be found here. You can also download a copy of the festival brochure and press pack. Performance details: 22nd March: Collège de l’Assomption, Montpellier 23rd March: Maison des chœurs,
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Tickets for all performances of The Woman Hater now available

We are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for all UK performances of Edward’s Boys’ forthcoming production of The Woman Hater by Francis Beaumont, directed by Perry Mills.   Wednesday March 9th, 7.30pm The Other Place (formerly The RSC Courtyard Theatre), Stratford-upon-Avon Tickets: £12.00 (£8.00 concessions) Book in person at the RSC Box Office, by phone on 01789 403493, or click here to book online. For directions to the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon, please click here.   Thursday March 10th, 7.30pm Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy Tickets: £10.00 (Concessions £8) Book online only at www.ticketsource.co.uk/kes For directions to the
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Oxford and London tickets now on sale

We are pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for the Oxford and London performances of Edward’s Boys’ production of The Woman Hater by Francis Beaumont, directed by Perry Mills. Thursday March 10th, 7.30pm Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy Tickets: £10.00 (Concessions £8) Book online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/kes For directions to the Catholic Chaplaincy in Oxford, please click here Saturday March 12th, 7.30pm King’s College London Chapel Tickets: £10.00 (Concessions £8) Book online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/kes For directions to Kings College London Chapel (part of the Strand Campus), please click here There will be two further performances in Stratford-upon-Avon on Wednesday 9th and Friday 11th March. Booking information for these
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Edward’s Boys present The Woman Hater by Francis Beaumont

We are pleased to announce Edward’s Boys’ March 2016 production of Francis Beaumont’s The Woman Hater, directed by Perry Mills. There will be four UK performances: two in Stratford-upon-Avon (Wednesday 9th and Friday 11th March, venue tbc), one at The Catholic Chaplaincy, University of Oxford (Thursday 10th March) and one in the Chapel of King’s College London (Saturday 12th March). The production will then travel to France for three further performances in Montpellier w/c 21st March. Booking details to follow. About The Woman Hater… If Beaumont is mentioned at all it is usually in conjunction with his more famous collaborator
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The Ford Experiment and boy players at Shakespeare’s Globe

Heather Neill from Theatre Voice talks to Perry Mills – deputy headmaster at King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon and Patrick Spottiswoode – director, Globe Education – about the Edwards Boys, a dedicated boys company who contributed a production of The Lady’s Trial (at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), to the Ford Experiment, Shakespeare’s Globe’s series devoted to the playwright John Ford. Recorded at the Globe on Sept 27. Listen now at Theatre Voice Listen on iTunes
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“Perry Mills gets remarkably mature performances from his young actors”

Arts reviewer Michael Gray has published a review of our recent production of The Lady’s Trial at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on his reviews website michaelgray.blogspot.co.uk. In it, he notes the value of the production to those studying these little-performed texts as well as praising the “amazingly talented” cast. For years, scholars have struggled to imagine what that performance might have been like. Their imaginations will be hugely helped by this revival, by the boys of Shakespeare’s old school in Stratford, in the candle-lit space of the Sam Wanamaker, a theatre very similar to the Cockpit off Drury Lane… A rare chance
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