Lila was one of six actors who performed in Shakespeare in Music, a concert presented in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Southbank Sinfonia at St. John’s Smith Square.
Four hundred years since his death, Shakespeare continues to inspire and beguile musicians. In this landmark anniversary year, we open a casket of treasures, delving into music written by noted British composers over the last century for productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Unperformed until now beyond the RSC stage, these scores reveal music of exquisite character and charm – none more so than in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Richard II, receiving its concert premiere.
Alongside a cast of actors including Olivier Award-winner Patricia Hodge and BAFTA-nominees David Threlfall and Samuel West, the orchestra will be unearthing melodies unheard for decades. So rarely are works by giants of the musical world rediscovered and performed afresh. Be enveloped by Shakespeare’s evocative words and the sounds they have inspired as a century of musical history is revealed.
Special guest actors Patricia Hodge, David Threlfall, Samuel West, Lila Clements, Maggie Service and Benedict Salter.