Kemp's Jig

Theatre (historical, storytelling)

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  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Steve Taylor is Will Kemp – celebrity comedian and superstar of the Elizabethan stage. Kemp has created many of Shakespeare's comic roles. But there is something rotten in the state of the relationship between writer and performer. Kemp craves opportunities for his comedy dog and clowning routines; Shakespeare craves respect for his writing and objects to Kemp's improvisation. So they part – and Kemp's publicity stunt of Morris dancing from London to Norwich begins. Fans of Upstart Crow or Shakespeare in Love will enjoy cheering the maverick Kemp on his way.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: If not taking the lift it is 14 steps into the space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Platform Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Graham Bull 65 days ago

Just seen Kemp’s Jig. From London to Norwich after a falling out with Shakespeare. True story told with wit, sarcasm and enjoyment. Highly entertaining and highly recommended. You don’t have to know much about Shakespeare to enjoy this.

Teresa Sharp 68 days ago

I really enjoyed this play. Highly entertaining and not at all what I had expected. The Shakespeare element is accessible and minimal. An interesting look at celebrity culture in the 16th century. And very funny.


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Mumble Theatre (4/5 stars) 55 days ago

Steve Taylor is excellent as the narrator Kemp, captivating from the very first line. Clearly a seasoned performer, Taylor is so energetic and wildly entertaining. The writing is consistently funny, playing with language in they way an old fashioned comedian might, whittling off subject relevant and pun-heavy jokes.

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FringeReview 60 days ago

This is a historical treat as we get to enjoy the company of an actor who has a script, weighted on the side of storytelling. It’s a craft to be able to inhabit a character and show how they have viewed life from their times. The script manages to provide...

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Theatre and Art Reviews (4/5 stars) 65 days ago

Steve Taylor enthusiastically brings this legendary Shakespearean actor, comedian and star of the stage Will Kemp to life in Chris Harris’s one-man show entitled “Kemp’s Jig”.
here is nothing to dislike about this show. Taylor breathes life into this colourful historical actor/comedian. It is very good light-hearted Fringe entertainment which is likely to raise a laugh or two along the way.

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