Latest News – Spring Season


Four plays have been chosen for 2019 so far, with one more being voted for now via our wonderful patrons on patreon.  You can join our patreon campaign and vote for play five of 2019 by heading here.  

So, what’s coming up?

Jack Juggler – a comedy enterlude, which will probably come out in March…

Gammer Gurton’s Needle – a comedy for student performance…

The Life and Death of Jack Straw – a surprisingly short history play…

and The Tragedy of Mariam, The Fair Queen of Jewry by Elizabeth Cary – a tragedy not written for the public stage.

2019 Season

In the meantime, we’re tying off some loose ends with the final John Heywood play, The Play of the Weather, coming out soon, as well as a mini season of material from the plays of John Bale.  There will also be the completion of our Exploring series on the Chester Mystery plays, already recorded, soon to go through the edit. These will go out to our patrons first.

The Play of the Weather


The ‘Beyond Shakespeare’ Podcast – A (Sort of) Mission Statement

From the earliest drama in English, to the closing of the theatres in 1642, there was a hell of a lot of drama produced – and a lot of it wasn’t by Shakespeare.

Apart from a few noble exceptions these plays are often passed over, ignored or simply unknown. This podcast presents full audio productions of the plays, fragmentary and extant, that shaped the theatrical world that shaped our dramatic history.

We’re going to produce EVERYTHING. In full, in part, in different ways, live, in studio, in rehearsal, in production – help support us by pledging on our patreon account, and get a vote as to what we do next.

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