Blue Fire Theatre
Kemp’s Jig

Online sales are now closed for this event. Tickets are still available on the door.

June 16, 2021

Adult £12.00
Concs £10.00
Child £5.00
Family £30.00
Veggie Curry £6.50


Veggie Soup £6.00


Baked Potato £6.00


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Event Details

“And let those that play your clowns say no more than is set down”

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 from London to Norwich.

Based on Kemp’s own diary, Kemp’s Jig is a romp through Elizabethan England, sharing the adventures of Shakespeare’s now almost forgotten clown.

A “horrible history” for all ages, fans of Upstart Crow and Shakespeare in Love will enjoy cheering the maverick Kemp on his way.

“captivating from the very first line…wildly entertaining”. Mumble Theatre Press

“a historical treat”, Fringe Review

“The National Theatre should invite Kemp’s Jig back”, Bernard Levin, Sunday Times (original production)

“A wholly seductive evening”, Sheridan Morley, Punch (original production)

Date: June 16, 2021

Start time: 19:30

There is the opportunity to order home-made vegetable pre-show curry, served with naan bread and yoghurt or jacket potato with butter and grated cheese when you book your show tickets. Our home-made vegetable curry is both dairy and gluten free.

In addition, there is a licensed bar plus a full range of both hot and soft drinks and snacks.

Please note: hot food may not be available at all matinee performances.

Adult = 18 and over

Concs = 60 and over

Child = 16 and under

Family = 2 adults & 2 children

OTD = On The Door

Seating is provided.

Dogs on a lead and under your control are welcome in the venue. Please bring a poo bag and ask at the box office if an event contains any sudden or loud sound effects.

Nearest Parking:
The Wellfields Car Park is off Alverton Road, next to the Tennis Club.