Sophie returns to home stage to mark Shakespeare anniversary

Sophie Steer, a former member of the King's Lynn Players, will be performing at the King's Lynn Corn

Sophie Steer, a former member of the King's Lynn Players, will be performing at the King's Lynn Corn Exchange. She will be acting in parts of the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra's 400 years of Shakespeare concert. Sophie is pictured here in a similar performance with Ed Hancock. - Credit: Archant

A former member of a King's Lynn amateur theatre group is returning to the stage in her home town to perform scenes from Shakespeare's works at the next concert of the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra.

Sophie Steer, a former member of the King's Lynn Players, will be performing at the King's Lynn Corn

Sophie Steer, a former member of the King's Lynn Players, will be performing at the King's Lynn Corn Exchange. She will be acting in parts of the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra's 400 years of Shakespeare concert. - Credit: Archant

The event is to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death and will feature extracts from plays as well as music written interpreting the works.

There will be excerpts of the dramatic music by Prokofiev for Romeo and Juliet, one of the 20th century's most well-known ballet scores, and the defiant film score for Henry V by William Walton.

Sophie Steer, who used to perform with the King's Lynn Players and is now a professional actress based in London, will perform the relevant scenes with fellow actor Adam Slynn.

The former King Edward VII School pupil said: 'Listening to the music and watching the relevant scene brings much more emotion into the performance.


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'With Romeo and Juliet, for example, you see the interaction between these two young lovers through the acting – but then you also understand the meaning behind the music.

'It's such an interesting approach to performing Shakespeare – I'm really looking forward to it.'

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The performance will take place on January 31. Tickets are £16 and available through the King's Lynn Corn Exchange Box Office. The Norfolk Symphony Orchestra offers 100 free tickets at every concert for Under 18s.

Are you holding a special Shakespeare event this year? Email louise.hepburn@archant.co.uk

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