A FOOL will take to the stage at The Beggar’s Theatre next month.

Join 'Will Kempe' as he gives his final performance to an audience of a mouse and a marotte, and he tells us what really happened between him and William Shakespeare.

Described as a bittersweet tale, told by an idiot, Shakespeare’s Fool will be at the theatre on May 6.

Will ‘Cavaliero’ Kempe was one of the finest performers of the Elizabethan age. A gentleman player, juggling jester, headmaster of Morris dancers and London’s finest clown – until he fell out with William 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.

The play premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe 2021, receiving rave reviews from audience and critics alike.

For tickets, visit the website at: www.beggarstheatre.com