Theatre
Shakespeare’s Fool

Will ‘Cavaliero’ Kempe was one of the finest performers of the Elizabethan age.

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    11 Jan

    2023
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    Theatre

    The Old Courts
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    7:00PM

    Doors open

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.

Doors 19:00
Starts 19:30

Duration 75 mins no interval

Reserved  Seating – Seats are selected at the time of booking and reserved for you at the event.

  • The Theatre is accessible from street level via a flight of stairs.
  • Wheelchair users can access our Theatre using our Supertrak wheelchair stair lift.
  • There is an accessible toilet on this level.
  • The Theatre bar area is accessible for wheelchair users.
  • There is no lift in our building.
  • Blue badge holders are entitled to park on the single yellow line on Crawford Street during its times of operation for up to 3 hours without charge.
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  • Performance Time: 7:30pm

  • Age Suitability & Warning: 12+

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