Who is Lance Pierson?
Lance Pierson has been acting for well over 50 years (since he was 6!). He grew up in Highgate in North London and went to Oxford University to read English and Theology. He became a teacher and worked for Scripture Union as an organiser of drama productions, holidays and magazines in Schools. From 1978 he worked freelance as an actor, writer, speaker and trainer. Then in 1998 he went full time as a performer using his talents to entertain.
From 1998 until 2016 he toured the UK with his one-man shows. For church congregations he performed 'Mark's Gospel' and 'The 90-Minute Bible'; he devised cricket entertainments for fans of the game; along with a celebration of the Music Hall acts who didn't sing. He created biographical shows about the poets George Herbert, William Cowper, John Milton and Gerard Manley Hopkins. John Betjeman's prolific poems demanded several different shows which included visits to the Edinburgh Fringe.
In 2008 Lance met Belinda Yates (soprano) and Heather Chamberlain (pianist) and they formed the words-and-music trio 'In Voice and Verse.' They toured together for eight years celebrating the 400th anniversaries of both Shakespeare and the King James Bible, as well as the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Lance has now stopped touring full time but remains busy with many projects, including making recordings. He is heavily involved with both the Betjeman and Hopkins Societies. He continues to lead guided poetry walks around London as well as the Hammersmith and Fulham Poetry Enjoyment Group. He also runs workshops to improve bible reading in church.
Lance can be heard regularly on Premier Christian Radio reading the Living Light Reflections.