Since leaving Drama School Jane has pursued two careers, one as a director of theatre and opera, and the other as a writer.
For her own company, the English Chamber Theatre (President, Dame Judi Dench) she wrote and directed over 30 productions. These productions took her all over the world and she has met and worked with many fascinating people including Dame Margot Fonteyn and Robert Helpmann, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Anthony Quinn, Sir Derek Jacobi, Jessye Norman and many others.
For 10 years she was the Artistic Director of Opera UK – and apart from directing operas and concerts, she wrote 3 English translations of librettos and an original oratorio, “The People’s Passion” which was filmed for BBC 1. She also wrote an original children’s opera, “Hello Mr Darwin”. All Jane’s productions are now under one umbrella TJM PRODUCTIONS.
She has produced two recordings on the Delos label and written a Carol, “This Christmastide” which was first sung by Jessye Norman and is on the Philips label as a CD and DVD.
Jane is now concentrating on writing fiction.
The first book in her Three Lives Trilogy was published in January 2014. The next two books “Triangles in Squares” and “Full Circle” followed in 2015.
In 2016 she published her novel based on the ‘Sacco and Vanzetti Case’, – ”The Brini Boy”.
In 2019 her book, “The Strange Year of E G Rawlings” was published by JJ Moffs. It has received 5 star reviews. This is the first book in the Rawlings Trilogy. Book 2, “Labyrinths and Loose Ends” will be published in the Spring of 2021.
She has also published two slim volumes of verse, “Between Sanity and Madness” and “Saint or Monster”.
Her conversations with her grand-daughter, Do’s it have a Hamster?” was published in 2016.
All books are available from Amazon.
She has four children and ten grandchildren and is now based in London.
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