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Shakespeare’s Fool

Wednesday, 11th January ,2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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 returned to the Fringe in 2022 and received rave reviews from audience and critics alike at both runs.


Wednesday, 11th January ,2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Old Courts
Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom
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