At Easter, Fourth Former and Drama Scholar Guy Amos (Tower House) appeared in an exciting new production at Shakespeare’s Globe in London’s South Bank – The Malcontent, a great Jacobean play by Shakespeare’s contemporary John Marston. The play may be based around the corruption at the court of King James I. It was first performed at the original Globe in 1603 – and originally staged by a troupe of boy actors, so Guy is in a sense part of a historical tradition. Shakespeare himself in his play Hamlet mentions boy-actor troupes around at the time – they were immensely popular. This is a considerable achievement with Guy landing the part of the nasty Mendoza – a corrupt villain. The production ran at the Sam Wannamaker Playhouse at the Globe from April 3 to 19.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/10707561/A-hardboiled-Jacobean-drama-with-children.html