Shakespeare's Fool

Theatre (solo show)

  • theSpaceTriplex - Studio
  • 11:35
  • Aug 8-13
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Tortive Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains mild swearing.
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 18 months
Dates, Times and Prices

This show has performances in multiple locations

Description

William 'Cavaliero' Kempe was one of the finest performers of the Elizabethan age... until he fell out with Will 'Git-Face' Shakespeare. Kempe died alone and poverty stricken, not very far from the original Globe Theatre: a world away from his former life having supposedly originated some of literature's best-known characters, including Bottom, Dogberry and Falstaff. Join Will '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.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access is via a different route across the courtyard of the Royal College of Surgeons, our FOH team can advise.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Platform Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Michael Lewis 3 days ago

A captivating solo performance that is both hilarious and tragic at once. The energy and enthusiasm on display showed passion for the story and I wish it could have gone on longer!

Alan Rose 7 days ago

One of the best one-person shows that I have seen at the Fringe for a very long time. Captivating from start to finish and both beautifully written and skillfully performed.

The emotional highs and lows were perfectly run into a fascinating tale (even if he does call Shakespeare "git face") but what I really loved was the pacing of it and frequently the sheer energy of the performer.

Ali Hellings 9 days ago

Really brilliant show, great storytelling, great performance, a thoroughly enjoyable hour

Tom Wakeman 9 days ago

I saw this show last year and I'm thrilled to have been able to see it again. An excellent piece of theatre with some great moments of pathos and humour. The performer is a great storyteller and manages to conjure fantastic images for the audience with nothing but his wits! Go and see it, you won't be disappointed.


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Dates, Times and Prices