Isle of Wight Festival in October in which he combined readings from King Lear in Brooklyn together with anecdotes from his career.

Roald Dahl 100th birthday event in which he read from Fantastic Mr Fox.


Hundred Years War at the Ledbury Poetry Festival. Click on this link to listen to a recording.


Shakespeare’s Poetry, Poetry in the City, King’s Place. You can view a brief excerpt of the evening at:


“I take your hand in mine”, Lady Hall Margaret College, Oxford based on the letters between Anton Chekhov and Olga Kniper.


 Great Eccentrics … and the eccentricities of the Great, Winchester Festival 


 Two appearances at the Frome Festival: Words and Music for a Midsummer Evening at the Merlin  Theatre, and Mirth, Melancholy: Music from a Golden Age at the Great Hall, Longleat


 Ringing the Bells for Betjeman. A Centenary Celebration. Stratford-Upon-Avon Poetry Festival

 Igor Fest – Les Noces & Oedipus Rex, Symphony Hall, Birmingham


No Offence – An Evening of Readings and Performance of Controversial Works Through the Ages,

English PEN, Tricycle Theatre, London.

Strings in the Air, The Rudolf Kempe Society, The Other Place

Great Eccentrics … and the eccentricities of the Great, Winchester Festival

Robert Lowell: A Memoir and A Reading, Stratford-Upon-Avon Poetry Festival 


 Women in Byzantium, an evening of words and music

 Sir John Gielgud, The Centenary Gala

 Parthenon Lost, Oxford Greek Festival 



The Greek Trilogy at the Queen Elizabeth Hall




The Greek Trilogy at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

John Clare poetry, Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival

Some Desperate Glory, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket, London



Claudius in The Ghost of Hamlet at the Guildhall Great Hall in London

Men In Scarlet in a Son et Lumiere performed at the Royal Chelsea Hospital



Winchester Festival: The Norfolk Connection, starring Michael Pennington, Barbara Leigh-Hunt and Paul Moriarty.  Narrated, devised and directed by John Miller.

(An Historical Entertainment from Richard III and Bosworth Field through to the imprisonment and executions of the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I), Millennial Fringe Poetry, Stratford-upon-Avon

Versailles, The Other Place



BBC Proms 1997: Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex



Benedict in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict at the Royal Festival Hall

Von Weber and Mendelssohn in the Whitbread Music of London Concert at the Barbican Hall

To Cambridge With Love in aid of the Cambridge Arts Theatre Trust at the Barbican Theatre



Pleasure and Repentance and The Hollow Crown for the RSC at the Fortune Theatre


Sights of Elsinore, Stratford -upon-Avon Poetry Festival



He That Plays the King; The Hollow Crown; Pleasure and Repentance

and The Biko Inquest all for the RSC in Newcastle



Shall I Compare Thee?, RSC, Dovecot Arts Centre, Stockton on Tees


The 1890’s, Stratford-Upon-Avon Poetry Festival




The Hollow Crown and Pleasure and Repentance – an international tour for the RSC



It’s No Go On The Merry-go-Round, A Poetry Show About Crisis at the Young Vic



Stark in a reading of The Investigation by Peter Weiss



The following are Reading Programmes performed at various venues over the years.


The Polmear Ambache Duo

 Programmes juxtaposing readings of poetry and prose with music:

 ‘Mozart’ Music and letters from Mozart’s early and middle life.




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