Shakespeares clowns and fools

Shakespeares clowns and fools

Clowns and fools logoNarrated by the Splats Jester we take a journey through history exploring the role of clowns and fools in Shakespeare’s plays.

Using circus, clowning, mime, dance, movement and mask work the pupils  learn abridged scenes from Shakespearean plays and perform them for friends and family at the end of the day.

Adapted for age and ability the pupils get the opportunity to explore Shakespeare’s use of language, understand how comedy can provide not just comic relief but also a comment on society and the innumerable themes that arise in Shakespeare, and indeed, modern theatre.




jester with puppetRecommended for:

Shakespeare week, Clowning, Drama, Literature, Fairytale, Teamwork challenge


Year 2 to Secondary (all ages)

Amount of pupils:

140 in one day (more on request) max 35 per class

‘A great introduction to the inventiveness and comedy of Shakespeare.’




How our Clowns and Fools

Play works


Our Clowns and Fools day begins with an assembly to introduce the pupils and teachers to the play and the characters they will be playing.


One class works with the splats teacher at a time to learn their scene. The play is divided into 4 scenes so 4 classes can take part or 2 classes can learn 2 scenes each.

Props and sets

The other groups make props and set for the show and then come and work on their scene. We supply a full teaching pack to help guide this.


At the end of the day all the classes come together to perform the show. The splats teacher acts as narrator which helps to guide the play along.


The pupils can act as their own audience as three of the scenes will be new to them but also please invite parents and other classes to watch as it is a great community event.

Bookings and Prices:

For availability and prices please drop us an email or give Mike a ring on 07944 283659

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