Here is a short selection of reflections from boys who have been involved in the company over a series of productions. Consequently, their comments could be said to carry some authority.
The Spirit of Edward’s Boys: ‘Just Do It!’ – Tom Sharp
I’m Just a Jealous Guy (Westward Ho!) – Oliver Hayes
Look Back in Gender – Harry Davies
And when we were children – Harry Davies
“What Has Edward’s Boys Ever Done for Us?”– Alex Mills
Exit, pursued by a bear… – George Hodson, Finlay Hatch, Dan Power, Dan Wilkinson, James Williams
Dr Harry McCarthy, a researcher based at the University of Exeter, has undertaken extensive work on Edward’s Boys as part of a larger project on early modern boy performance. This formed the basis of his 2019 PhD thesis, and he is now in the process of preparing his rehearsal observations, performance analyses, and interviews with company actors from 2010-present for publication. Further information about his work can be found by following the link above, and he is happy to answer any queries on H.McCarthy@exeter.ac.uk.