Kemp's Jig
Kemp's Jig

Kemp's Jig

The true-life story of Shakespeare's Clown and his Morris Dance from London to Norwich; an Elizabethan Roadshow

Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 April, 2019, 7.30pm


1598 –Meet Will Kemp  - celebrity comedian and superstar of the Elizabethan stage;  also shareholder in The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, alongside William Shakespeare.  Kemp created many of Shakespeare’s comic roles but there is something rotten in 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.  They part…

1599 - Kemp ‘s sponsored Morris Dance from London to Norwich begins. 

Kemp’s Jig recounts his adventures along the journey.  Fans of Shakespeare in Love or Upstart Crow will cheer the maverick Kemp on his way.   

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