28th October 2023 at 7.30pm
Will 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, that is, he fell out with Will ‘git-face’ Shakespeare.
Kempe died alone and poverty stricken, not far from the original Globe Theatre, of which he was an original shareholder and faded into obscurity, a world away from his former life of superstardom.
Join him on the streets of London as he gives his final performance to an audience of a mouse and a marotte and tells the tale of his life, his rise to stardom and what really happened between him and William Shakespeare. A bittersweet tale, told by an idiot.
“Shakespeare’s Fool is an economic, classy piece directed robustly by Ben Humphrey and brought to life by a multifaceted Leetham who embraces the tears of the clown.”
“… lively production, directed with pace and relish by Ben Humphrey… It’s captivating.”
EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS
Tickets £15 can be bought online using the link below
or from the
Market Stores, Minchinhampton (cash only)
(on sale about 4 weeks prior to event)
Please note the bar at this event accepts card payment only