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Will 'Cavaliero' Kempe was one of the finest performers of the Elizabethan age. Gentleman player, juggling jester, headmaster of Morris dancers and London's finest clown, until...he fell out with Will 'git face' Shakespeare.
Kempe died alone and poverty stricken, not very far from the original Globe Theatre, of which he was an original shareholder and faded into obscurity. A world away from his former life having supposedly originated some of literature's best-known characters, including Bottom, Dogberry, and Falstaff.
Join Cavaliero Kempe as he gives his final performance to an audience of a mouse and a marrote, and tells us what really happened between him and William Shakespeare.
A bittersweet tale, told by an idiot.
The play premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2021 at theSpaceUK @Symposium Hall and received rave reviews from audience and critics alike.
PRESS + REVIEWS
***** "Shakespeare’s Fool is an economic, classy piece directed robustly by Ben Humphrey and brought to life by a multi-faceted Leetham who embraces the tears of the clown... ” BroadwayBaby.com
“Leetham is an imperious storyteller... ” - FringeReview.com
**** “Robin Leetham returns Kempe to vivid life...entirely believable and likeable.” TheReviewsHub.com
£7.50 pupil tickets, 1 free teacher for every 9 pupils booked.
For more information or to arrange a school booking please contact the Box Office via phone on 0161 912 5616 or via email [email protected]
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75 minutes, no interval
Content advice: mild swearing.
- Feb. 2, 2024, 7:30 p.m. → Book Now