• Jane Hamlet

July 2016

Romeo and Juliet cast at St George's Hall

Our July play in the St. George’s Hall Shakespeare Season was Romeo and Juliet – set in Prohibition era USA, so we had a lot of fun with it, as well as a lot of tears at the end! I especially enjoyed getting to sing in that beautiful concert room, as the singer in residence at the Capulet’s speak-easy.

Romeo and Juliet masks and props

Followed almost straight away by a run of The Lionheart Phantom at the Manchester Fringe Festival. It was lovely to play Wendy again, and spend more time with the brilliant people of Grande Dame Theatre company. And just in case I hadn’t had enough Shakespeare, a friend of mine invited me to participate in the Shakespeare 400 show at the Wirral Festival of Firsts: 3 monologues, 2 ‘secret scenes’, and plenty of audience participation made for a fun evening. I’m going to miss my Shakespeare! I’m taking some time off over the summer to recharge and spend time with my family, so check back in the autumn for more updates!

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Jane Hamlet

Singer and Actress