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The Golden Boys – Golden Age of Jacobean Era

Give a warm welcome tooo…  William Shakespeare (‘The Upstart Crow’), Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, Robert Greene, John Lyly, Beaumont&Fletcher, Thomas Kyd, John Webster et al.


Featuring TOP HITS: Dr Faustus, Tamburlaine, Volpone, The Alchemist, Sapho and Phao, Galatea, Knight of the Burning Pestle, The Scottish History of James the IV, Pandosto, The Spanish Tragedy, Duchess of Malfi, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear and SO much more!

Bringing you your Thematic favourites:

Supernatural: (spirits, fairies, witches, devils and ghosts) Think: Ariel in The Tempest; Ghosts in Hamlet, Macbeth (a double-trouble dose of witches too), Julius Caesar, Richard III, Cymbeline; Fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Scottish History of James IV; Pretend Ghost in Knight of the Burning Pestle; seven deadly sins and Mephistopheles in Dr Fautus, Deities in Galathea (and ‘dancing fairies’) and, Sapho and Phao.

Meta: Prologue in Tamburlaine, Play-within-play of Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Revenge: (tall glass of bitterness and violence – delicious!) Volpone, The Spanish Tragedy, Othello, Titus Andronicus, Hamlet, The Duchess of Malfi and King Lear.

Deception: (secret affairs, hidden agendas and disguised identities), Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, Pandosto, Romeo and Juliet, Dr Faustus (honestly, who tries to deceive the ultimate deceiver Himself…), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (oh Puck, you mischievous thing!), Galatea, Love’s Labours Lost.

Deadly endings: (tragic suicides, mortal injuries and bloody murder) Titus Andronicus, Tamburlaine,  Macbeth, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, The Spanish Tragedy, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Duchess of Malfi — the list goes ON.

Serving us theatrical hit after hit !

They all have that golden Elizabethan theatre quality that is unlike any other found outside the Jacobean Era! They know their audience — if blood is what you thirst for Titus Andronicus will satiate! Feeling the spooky season upon you, have some Macbeth, The Duchess of Malfi or Dr Faustus — can’t go wrong with witches, ghosts or demons!

They know what sells and they have it in bucket-fulls! A variety of combinations through intertextuality to amuse, delight, fright or fascinate ! Plays with familiar aspects yet so singular as a whole, weaving together all the best titbits.

With their all time classics, these are our golden boys…