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 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.
A co-production between TORTIVE THEATRE and the WORCESTER REPERTORY COMPANY.
This production was originally scheduled to make its world premiere in 2020.
We will be working hard to bring this production to life as soon as it is safe to do so.
PERFORMANCES & VENUES
To Be Announced
Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, UK
6 - 30 August 2021
The Swan Theatre, Worcester, UK
8 - 19 September 2020
The Attic Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
5, 6 & 7 November 2020
Tickets | To be announced
Box Office | To be announced
PRODUCTION CAST & CREATIVES
PRODUCTION & CREATIVE STAFF
Director | Ben Humphrey
Designer | To be announced
Lighting Designer | To be announced
Costumer Designer | Hannah Marshall
Production Assistant | Hannah Whitehouse
Stage Manager | To be announced
LX & SFX Ops | To be announced
William 'Cavaliero' Kempe | Rob Leetham
Kim Martyn Smith