Musical/theatrical trio In Voice and Verse present Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits

Heather Chamberlain (keyboards) and Belinda Yates (soprano).

Heather Chamberlain (keyboards) and Belinda Yates (soprano).

Gearing up to a busy three-month spell of touring and performing, including Edinburgh Festival,  In Voice and Verse are a musical/theatrical trio consisting of  an actor, singer and pianist.

Formed in 2008 to create and perform themed concerts of words and music, they have appeared everywhere from London’s National Gallery to Durham Cathedral and Buxton Festival.

The trio are currently celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth with a new show titled Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits.

The show features actor Lance Pierson delivering speeches and sonnets “from Hamlet to Henry and Richard to Romeo”, with soprano Belinda Yates and pianist Heather Chamberlain performing music inspired by Shakespeare’s work, “from Purcell to Porter and Walton’s Henry V to Bernstein’s West Side Story.”

Actor Lance Pierson channels Shakespeare.

Actor Lance Pierson channels Shakespeare.

The show made its debut on Shakespeare’s birthday (23 April) at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and has been touring the country since, taking part in music and literary Festivals and on the regional theatre circuit throughout the UK.

Their next performance is at The New Cavendish Club, London on Thursday 29 May.

For further details, concert dates, and to order CDs, go here.