“A bravely honest staging of a forgotten but exciting text”

Dr Andy Kesson of the University of Roehampton has reviewed Edward’s Boys’ 2014 production of Galatea for The Stratfordian magazine. In his review, Dr Kesson praises the cast’s handling of the challenge language of John Lyly’s text: “The boys handled Lyly’s language – so often described as fussy and complicated by scholars – with ease and panache. This is the first time I have seen Lyly performed by actors who are not distracted by their characters’ tendency for wordplay. Professional actors, trained to treat everything as naturalistic, are often deeply embarrassed when their characters start to pun, and often seem
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Edward’s Boys perform for HRH The Prince of Wales

During his visit to Stratford-upon-Avon on 2nd June, HRH The Prince of Wales visited King Edward VI School to mark the re-opening of the historic Guild Chapel and the completion of work on the new organ there. Whilst at the school, The Prince was treated to a special performance of a scene from Edward’s Boys’ recent production of Galatea, introduced by Perry Mills, after which he met members of the cast. Click on a thumbnail to view the slideshow…
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Galatea DVD now available

A DVD of Edward’s Boys’ 2014 production of Galatea is now available. Filmed in the Levi Fox Hall, King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon, the DVD is available in PAL (UK) or NTSC format, with a running time of 99 minutes. To order, please click here: http://edwardsboys.org/product/galatea-dvd-2014/
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“Rigorous attention to the details of the text, clear storytelling and formidable professionalism”

Helen Osborne of the Shakespeare Institute has written a review of Edward’s Boys’ 2013 production of Dido, Queen of Carthage in the recently published Marlowe Society of America Newsletter (Vol. 33, No. 2, Spring 2014). In her review, Helen praises “this meticulous production which is to be lauded not only for the talent on display but also for its evident commitment to thoughtful engagement with Marlowe’s text”. You can read the review in full here: http://users.ipfw.edu/stapletm/msa/docs/332Sp14.pdf
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“Alchemy performed by Edward’s Boys… to a standing ovation.”

Edward’s Boys’ production of John Lyly’s Galatea concluded its run on Sunday evening at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. This was the first performance of Globe Education’s first season in the remarkable new candle-lit indoor theatre, and marked the culmination of a John Lyly study day at The Globe which attracted leading academics from around the world. The sell-out audience gave the young performers from Shakespeare’s School a rapturous reception, and feedback to the performance on social media has been effusive in praise of the production.   Full reviews of the performance will be posted on
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Ticket update

The performance at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse  on 27th April is now sold out. Tickets are still available for the performance at Playbox Theatre Warwick on 25th April. Please call the Box Office on 01926 419555 to book.
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Last chance to book for Galatea

The audience and critical response to Edward’s Boys’ production of John Lyly’s Galatea has been extraordinary. “A joyful but always enlightening romp through a play that absolutely depends on the ambiguous performativity of the boy actor.” Dr Pete Kirwan, University of Nottingham “Brave, brilliant, beautiful, it’s somehow even better than I’d hoped.” Dr Eoin Price, The Shakespeare Institute “A great show done with exemplary subtlety, verve and panache.” Charles Twigger The final two performances take place on Friday 25th April (7.30 pm) at Playbox Theatre in Warwick, and Sunday 27th April (7.00 pm) at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (Shakespeare’s Globe) in London. Remaining tickets
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“Exemplary subtlety, verve and panache…”

The early performances of Edward’s Boys Galatea have been enthusiastically received. Judging by their response, the large audiences in Oxford, Walsall and Stratford have enjoyed the production immensely, and many have taken to social media to share their observations. On Twitter, Charles Twigger praised the production for its “exemplary subtlety, verve and panache”. And in an early blog review (http://asidenotes.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/monsters/) Eoin Price describes the production as “Brave, brilliant, beautiful, it’s somehow even better than I’d hoped.” In response to overwhelming public demand, around 30 additional seats have been added to the Levi Fox Hall for tonight’s performance (Sunday 16th March). These
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