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.