We strive to explore the repertoire of the boys’ companies. The work is demanding, requires discipline and is enormous fun. It also involves a great deal of sex and violence. Onstage. What more could a group of boys ask for?

Recent Productions


The Woman Hater at La Maison des Choeurs, Montpellier, March 2016

The Woman Hater (2016)

Stratford, Oxford, London, Montpellier and Béziers
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The Lady’s Trial (2015)

Oxford, Walsall, Stratford and London
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Critical Acclaim for Edward’s Boys

Edward’s Boys never fail to delight with their always lively and committed performances of plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries. Avoiding theatrical archaeology, they nevertheless offer deeply suggestive insights into the practices of the all-boys’ companies that performed both comedies and tragedies – too often neglected by our professional theatre – by writers such as John Lyly, Thomas Middleton and John Marston.
Professor Sir Stanley Wells, CBE, University, BirminghamPresident Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
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