Edward’s Boys Present: Thomas Middleton’s ‘Michaelmas Term’

Image credit: ‘Performing Early Modern Drama Beyond Shakespeare:
Edward’s Boys’. Author: Harry R. McCarthy. Published by: Cambridge University Press https://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/literature/renaissance-and-early-modern-literature/performing-early-modern-drama-beyond-shakespeare-edwards-boys?format=PB

Edward’s Boys, an all-boy theatre company comprising students from King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon (“Shakespeare’s School”), have received critical praise and popular success as a result of their work exploring the repertoire of the boys’ companies from the early modern period.

This rarely performed city comedy is the company’s fourth staging of Middleton, following A Mad World My Masters, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside and A Trick to Catch the Old One. Ground-breaking in its innovation and daring, the play cheerfully exploits and richly celebrates many of the theatrical resources of the time, including disguise, parody, dance and music.


Thursday 16th March 7.00pm – Levi Fox Hall, King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BE
Tickets: £10; Concessions: £5

Friday 17th March 7.00pm – Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple, London EC4Y 7HL
Tickets: £15; Concessions: £8

Saturday 18th March 7.00pm – University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford OX1 4BJ
Tickets: £15; Concessions: £8

Sunday 19th March 7.00pm – Levi Fox Hall CV37 6BE
Tickets: £10; Concessions: £5

Tickets for all performances purchased via https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/kes

Dr Harry McCarthy, Fellow of Jesus College, has written a book about the company, published by CUP: https://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/literature/renaissance-and-early-modern-literature/performing-early-modern-drama-beyond-shakespeare-edwards-boys?format=PB