Readings from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets,
with music to complement. Opelia quoting from 'Robin is
to the Greenwood Gone'; the gardeners in 'Richard III' with
John Jenkins' fantasia on All in a Garden Green;
'A Midsummer Night's Dream' paired with music from
Purcell's 'Fairy Queen'; and a whistle-stop re-telling of
Will Kemp's famous Nine Days Wonder, with extracts from his diary musically illustrated with folk tunes and songs
Actress SARAH FINCH’s work includes Seasons with RSC, (Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winters Tale, Poppy, Peter Pan, Shooting Off, All’s Well that Ends Well): Regents Park: Ring Round the Moon (Isabelle), Twelfth Night (Olivia): Compass Theatre Company, Miss Julie (title role) The Merchant of Venice (Portia). West End Pirandello’s Henry IV, with Richard Harris. TV includes Jane Fox, in Lytton’s Diary. Arabella Allen in The Pickwick Papers, Jane Austen in Letters to Alice, Josephine Butler in Scandalous Women.
Sarah is a founder member of the Lions Part theatre company and one of the devisers of Lilies on the Land, originating the role of Poppy, West End and National Tours. Sarah directs an International Performing Arts group in Italy and teaches Shakespeare at the National Drama School in Havana.
THE NINE DAYS WONDER
Will Kemp was a comic actor and dancer in Shakespeare's company, made famous for morris dancing all the way from London to Norwich in 1600. He recorded his adventure in a diary which makes a highly entertaining read.
This programme can be for a variety of personnel but is at its best with the complete consort, actor and two singers