Shakespeare’s Fool at Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre

Shakespeare’s Fool at Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre

Tickets from £19.25


Shakespeare’s Fool live at Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre from Thursday 8th February to Saturday 10th February 2024.

A bittersweet tale, told by an idiot.

Why go and see it?
Now in its third year of touring, Shakespeare’s Fool has delighted audiences and critics alike, with five-star reviews, performances at three international festivals, and sell-out runs across the UK.
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 on the streets of London as he gives his final performance to an audience of a mouse and a marrote and tells the tale of his life, his rise to stardom and what really happened between him and William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s Fool is a modern take on the Shakespearean fool, and explores the role of comedy in a world that is increasingly divided and uncertain.

The play follows the story of a fool who is forced to leave his home and travel to a new city. Along the way, he meets a variety of characters, each of whom has their own story to tell. The fool uses his wit and humor to help these characters confront their challenges, and ultimately to find hope in the face of adversity.

Shakespeare’s Fool has been praised for its sharp wit, its thought-provoking exploration of the role of comedy, and its performances. The play has been nominated for several awards, including the Olivier Award for Best New Play.

If you are interested in seeing Shakespeare’s Fool, tickets are still available for the remaining performances at the New Wimbledon Theatre. The play runs until 29 October 2022.

Here are some reviews of the play:

“A witty and thought-provoking exploration of the role of comedy in a divided world.” – The Guardian
“A powerful and moving play that will stay with you long after you have seen it.” – The Telegraph
“A must-see for anyone who loves Shakespeare or comedy.” – The Independent

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