We Won a Museums & Heritage Award!

To my absolute delight, All the King’s Fools – our innovative project at Hampton Court Palace with actors with learning disabilities playing the parts of natural fools at Henry VIII’s court – has won a Museums + Heritage Award for Excellence! Imagine a BAFTA for the heritage industry and you’ve got some sense of how amazing this is.

The project (which I’ve featured many times on this blog) was a wonderful collaboration between The Misfits Theatre Company, Historic Royal Palaces, Foolscap Productions, academics from the University of East Anglia and Oxford Brookes University and historical interpreters¬†Past Pleasures. It was developed with help from the Arts Council England, and supported by a Wellcome Trust People’s Award.

If you missed it and would like to know more, there’s a brilliant dedicated website with film footage of the events. Well worth a watch.