Know One’s Fool

Jonathan Kay: The FoolThere’s more fooling set for Birmingham’s The Edge in March (2014) as famed Fool Jonathan Kay performs his one-man show (Know One’s Fool) and leads an intensive five-day workshop.

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Friday 7 to Tuesday 11 March 2014
Find Your Fool Workshop
In depth five-day workshop led by tutor and Fool Jonathan Kay, who has been working, teaching, performing, and living foolishly for over 30 years.

Explore the seven levels of Fooling. Plus how to use the stage to weave a performance; improvisation; flipping to different voices, actions or personas; gain insight into your own travelling repertory company; create or be created.

“The path of the Fool is knowing you know nothing and unlearning all you think you know.” Jonathan Kay.

The Edge, 79-81 Cheapside, Birmingham B12 0QH
Tickets £350 (£300 concessions)
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Saturday 8 March 2014
Know One’s Fool
Master Fool Jonathan Kay brings an evening of improvisation, fooling and spectacular performance.

Strictly not a play, but you may find yourself in a play. Improvisation at its most confounding, poignant and humorous.

“Not stand up, but the latest one-man shows from a performer and teacher about the Fool who could well have an influence on stand-up in the future… Highly recommended for anyone out for something different” – Time Out

“Making them laugh at themselves to understand themselves. It is what a good fool is supposed to do.” – The Guardian

“Brilliant…he leaves the audience dizzy” – The Independent

“Wickedly funny and completely unpredictable.” – The Guardian

The Edge, 79-81 Cheapside, Birmingham B12 0QH
Door 8pm, show 8.30pm-10pm
Tickets £7 (£5 concessions)
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About Jonathan Kay

“The path of the Fool is knowing you know nothing and unlearning all you think you know.” – Jonathan Kay

Jonathan is recognised as a leading performer and teacher of Fooling, whose work with audiences is nationally and internationally known, bringing laughter, poignancy and a mischievous delight that blends into the audience. He has toured in Canada, the USA, Australia, Spain, Bosnia, Jordan and the UK.

He sees this art form as inclusive, a way of including both the ‘real’ world of the audience and the ‘imaginary’ world of theatre.

By nature a Fool is indefinable, living outside the realm of the known. A Fool is a mirror, a flip side, an alternative way of looking at things, and Jonathan is a highly experienced practitioner of this form of theatre. Jonathan will play your Fool, and by doing so, helps to breathe life into imaginations locked away, resuscitating the fool that lies sleeping in the audience.

He makes anything or anyone in the audience remind us all that we are more than our roles.

He can be found headlining Glastonbury Festival’s Theatre and Circus field, Secret Garden Party, Brighton Fringe, the Edinburgh Festival or you can always invite him to the environment that you are in, whether this is your business, village hall, theatre, place of work or your home.

“The ultimate theatre of possibility!” – Time Out

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