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The Room Above, Bristol

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Shakespeare’s fools are taking to the stage for one final evening of tomfoolery. And each of them has a story to tell. Tonight, the outsiders are taking centre stage. Through wild physical comedy, whimsical wordplay and enchanting songs, Riddlestick chart the metamorphoses of Shakespeare’s fools, from the tumbling court jester to the cynical observer of society’s ills. Whether you’re a Bottom or a Feste, this is a party for all fellows of infinite jest.

Riddlestick Theatre are a Bristol-based troupe of actor-musicians who play with past and present, fiddle with fact and fiction, and toy with traditional forms of tale-telling. Their last show 'The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé' was listed as one of The Guardian’s ‘Best Shows at the Edinburgh Festival 2018.’ “Their energy is boundless, the script fiercely intelligent and the original live music bound to stay dancing through your head.” – The Guardian (for 'The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé')

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The Room Above

Saint Michael's Hill



Not accessible for wheelchair users.

Please print and bring your tickets to the event entrance.

Please arrive 15 minutes before performance start time.

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Bristol Shakespeare Festival

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival offers fresh, exciting and accessible ways into Shakespeare. From its in-house productions, to platforming the very best local and national companies, BSF is a volunteer-led celebration of work in unusual spaces across Bristol and beyond. Using local talent and creatives for productions, as well as running its own workshops and educational events, BSF makes work that gives both its audiences and participants entertaining and enriching experience with Shakespeare.