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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In praise of The Lady’s Trial

Selected feedback from members of the audience for performances of The Lady’s Trial at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 26th and 27th September… My answer to your invitation to the audience, last Saturday, to consider whether or not The Lady’s Trial is worth reviving, is an emphatic ‘Yes’. But one would be hard put to find a more engaging and revealing production than your own. The most impressive thing of all, to me, was the way you created such a vivid sense of Ford’s moral imagination, making the world of the characters seem historically specific and strange, yet surprisingly modern, all
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Open Dress Rehearsal for The Lady’s Trial: free entry

Prior to the performances at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 26th and 27th September, Edward’s Boys will be holding an open Dress Rehearsal at 7.00pm on Thursday 24th September in the Levi Fox Hall, King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon. Entry is free of charge. Online booking for the Dress Rehearsal is via the online K.E.S. Box Office. Book now.  
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View the new trailer for The Lady’s Trial

In anticipation of the forthcoming performances of The Lady’s Trial at The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (Shakespeare’s Globe) on 26th and 27th September, we have produced a short video featuring Director Perry Mills explaining a little about the play’s plot and themes, and members of the cast delivering some of John Ford’s most compelling lines. The London shows – on Saturday 26th (7.00 pm) and Sunday 27th September (6.00 pm) – follow on from successful performances in Oxford, Walsall and Stratford in March, and present a unique opportunity to see Ford’s final play performed for the first time since the days
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Visit Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and help support Edward’s Boys’ production of The Lady’s Trial

Saturday 23rd and Saturday 30th May 2015 Guided Tours: 11am–4pm £3 Adults • £2 Students • Under-5s free A rare opportunity to visit Shakespeare’s Schoolroom – 
 the 16th Century Upper and Lower Guildhall still in use today by King Edward VI School, and seldom open to the public. Tours will be led by cast and crew from Edward’s Boys’ September production of The Lady’s Trial at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, and all money raised will help fund the trip to London. The entrance to Shakepspeare’s Schoolroom is on Church Street, close to the corner with Chapel Lane (Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37
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The Lady’s Trial transfers to Shakespeare’s Globe: watch the new trailer

In September, Edward’s Boys’ critically-acclaimed production of John Ford’s The Lady’s Trial moves to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. The London shows – on Saturday 26th (7.00 pm) and Sunday 27th September (6.00 pm) – follow on from successful performances in Oxford, Walsall and Stratford in March, and present a unique opportunity to see Ford’s final play performed for the first time since the days of Charles I. The Lady’s Trial is the culmination of The Ford Experiment – a series of John Ford-related events at The Globe. The performance on Saturday 26th forms part of
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