Jonathan Kay is a 21st century Fool. He brings a breath of fresh air whilst his feet are rooted firmly on the ground. Jonathan has refined his foolish work by meeting audiences around the world within their cultures, to create ‘conversations’ that lead to hilarity or introspection in the adventure of Theatre.
Jonathan is recognized as a leading teacher of Fooling, having toured in the USA, Canada, 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. He takes his audience on a journey into the human experience using paradox, taking licence with the dark and light aspects of life.
He will play your Fool, and by doing so, help to breathe life into your imagination locked away, resuscitating the fool that lies sleeping inside you. Jonathan makes anything or anyone in the audience remind us all that we are more than our roles.
Jonathan has headlined at Glastonbury Festival Theatre and Circus field, Secret Garden Party, Brighton Fringe, the Edinburgh Festival.
‘Making them laugh at themselves to understand themselves. It is what a good fool is supposed to do!’ – The Guardian