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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…

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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.

“To say I was impressed with the calibre of the acting would be an understatement. There was a cohesive confidence that almost glowed…”

He must have enjoyed himself as he then booked to see the second Stratford performance too, and felt inspired to write a follow-up review (link) in which he praised “the boys’ ability to imply, to create, the spaces around them: making you feel you were there; were also seeing what they were imagining, manufacturing… – not only with their dialogue, but with their actions (and re-actions).”

After Friday’s performance in The Other Place, cast and crew returned to school for a highly enjoyable reception and delicious fish head cake courtesy of our guest of honour (and inspiration for the production) Professor Stanley Wells of the Shakespeare Institute.

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Further reviews to follow as we receive them. In the meantime, the company leaves for Montpellier on 21st March for three further performances in France.