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Kemp's Jig

“And let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down” words probably written about Will Kemp - and word he’d have been wise to heed!

In 1600 Kemp, the most famous comic actor of his generation, and William Shakespeare, arguably the most famous playwright in history had an argument. Shakespeare stayed in London, writing the plays still renowned the world over. Kemp embarked on a bizarre PR stunt and Morris danced 125 miles from London to Norwich

Based on Kemp’s own diary “The Nine Daies Wonder”, Kemp’s Jig is a romp through Elizabethan England sharing the adventures of Shakespeare’s now almost forgotten clown. There is dancing along the way, along with richly comic characters, a spot of bear baiting and that most wonderful of days out – a public execution! The play is a “horrible history” for all ages and will appeal to fans of Shakespeare in Love & Upstart Crow, who will cheer the maverick Kemp on his merry way to Norwich
7.30 pm

£10.00 student concession
Nomad Theatre Surrey KT24 6RT
Fri 17 June
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