Norfolk Symphony Orchestra is performing music inspired by Shakespeare at King’s Lynn with actors speaking the Bard’s immortal words

Adam Slynn

Adam Slynn - Credit: Archant

Shakespeare’s work and features West Norfolk actress Sophie Steer.

Sophie Steer

Sophie Steer - Credit: Archant

2016 marks 400 years since the Bard’s death and there are events organised around the Country and this is a golden opportunity to celebrate his work in words and music in West Norfolk.

Some wonderful music has been written in response to his plays and the NSO is presenting some of the greatest alongside the words which inspired it.

Joining the orchestra on Sunday January 31 are Sophie Steer and Adam Slynn, who will speak the immortal words with Philip Hesketh, musical director, narrating brief introductions to their characters and the stories.

The programme features the unforgettable and dramatic music by Prokofiev for Romeo & Juliet (excerpts) one of the 20th Century’s greatest and most well-known ballet scores, the joyous and defiant film score for Henry V by William Walton and Frank Bridges most appealing and elusive pieces ‘There is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook’. This concert will be a wonderful blend of music and words and a treat for all ages.

Sophie caught the acting bug as member of the King’s Lynn Players and while attending the town’s King Edward Academy from where she went on to train at LAMDA.

Adam Slynn also trained at LAMDA and like Sophie has Shakespeare theatre performances on his CV. Some may recognise him from his TV roles in BBC’s EastEnders and Doctors. Tickets are £16. Reduced price for seats in the very front row. Tickets are available from the Corn Exchange box office on: 01553 764864 or on line at

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