He wrote the following poem of welcome for Norwich:
Master Kemp his welcome to Norwich.
W With hart, and hand, among the rest,
E Especially you welcome are:
L Long looked for as welcome guest,
C Come now at last you be from farre.
O Of most within the citty, sure,
M Many good wishes you haue had;
E Each one did pray you might indure,
W With courage good the match you made.
I Intend they did with gladsome
L Like your well willers, you to meete:
K Know you also they'l doe their parts,
E Eyther in field or house to greete
M More you then any with you came,
P Procur'd thereto with rump and fame.
On the wall of the Maddermarket Theatre in St. John's
Alley there is a plaque marking the spot where Kemp ended his morris dance and where, to celebrate, he
jumped over the wall of the St. John Maddermarket Church.
Plaque on Wall of Maddermarket Theatre
St. John Maddermarket churchyard wall
Kemp is also commemorated in a new walkway connecting
Bethel Street to Theatre Street. The walkway lies at the
back of the Forum and is called the 'Will Kemp Way'.
Will Kemp Way
Gardens there is a wooden carving by Mark Goldsworthy which commemorates Kemp's
Will Kemp Wood Carving
The actor and dramatist William
Rowley famously described Kemp's adventure as: 'a wild morrige to
Norridge'. Tim FitzHigham, a modern-day comedian, has
recreated some of Kemp's feats including
rowing the length of the River Thames in a paper boat.