Kemp's Jig

at Headgate Theatre, Colchester

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In 1600 Will Kemp, the most famous comic and clown of his generation and Will Shakespeare, the most famous playwright in history, fell out in an argument over a play. Shakespeare stayed in London, writing and producing plays still renowned the world over. Kemp embarked on a bizarre PR stunt, Morris dancing  the 125 miles from London to Norwich. Based on Kemp's own diary, "The Nine Daies Wonder", Kemp's Jig is a  one-man romp through Elizabethan England, sharing the adventures of Shakespeare's now almost-forgotten clown.


Blue Fire Theatre Company

Blue Fire Theatre Company appearing at this event

Independent theatre company producing small scale plays with a historical twist. Mainly focuses on the history and heritage of the entertainment industry.

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Headgate Theatre

  • 14 Chapel Street North
  • Colchester
  • CO2 7AT

01206 366000