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 a Study Day where leading scholars and theatre practitioners will share their individual perspectives on Ford’s genius and theatricality.
Tickets for the performances and the Study Day are available separately from the Shakespeare’s Globe Box Office.
PRAISE FOR THE LADY’S TRIAL…
“Edward’s Boys breathed vivid and vigorous life into a play that arguably prefigures Ibsen and Pinter in its forensic analysis of the deceits – and self-deceits – of love and marriage… surely the country’s leading school-age ensemble. Superb!”
Professor Ronnie Mulryne
“Not even the RSC can quite match the glorious performing originality and sheer risk-taking of Edward’s Boys, the courageous teenage drama society based at the Levi Fox Hall across the road at King Edward VI School, Stratford, who have just made this immensely difficult and challenging play their own – and triumphed. This is a remarkable rediscovery.”
Roderic Dunnett, independent reviewer
“A delightful performance of a hard play, which successfully shone a light on gender issues raised in the story, and made all the more convincing by this accomplished cast of boys.”
Anna Lewis, The Stratford Herald