Jane Lapotaire, Burnham Westgate
ALISON CROOSE The distinguished actress launched the 29th Burnham Market Concert season in fine style with an evening of her favourite poetry at Burnham Westgate Church.
The distinguished actress launched the 29th Burnham Market Concert season in fine style with an evening of her favourite poetry at Burnham Westgate Church.
Her personal anthology varied from the downright funny to subtle humour, the thoughtful and the philosophical.
As might be expected from an actress of such standing, she spoke every line, every word, exquisitely. More than that, her selection revealed a sensitive character with an engaging sense of humour.
Jane Lapotaire's journey through poetry took in the old and new, the familiar and the blue (that is, blue as in sad not rude). Topics included the wonders of the world, weather, politics, children, middle age, and death, and the audience was introduced to some lesser known pearls worthy of investigation.
A wide range of writers was featured such as Hilaire Belloc, John Betjeman, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, W H Auden, Roger McGough and Philip Larkin.
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The actress delivered her poetic delights with panache and perception. Her programme provided an interesting dimension to the annual Burnham Market festival and made a thoroughly entertaining evening.