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.
Kay is recognized as a leading teacher of Fooling, having toured in the USA, Canada, Australia, Spain, Bosnia, Jordan and the UK. He see 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.
“Making them laugh at themselves to understand themselves. It is what a good fool is supposed to do!” -The Guardian
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.
He 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. Jonathan 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