Publicity shots of the wonderful Marina Sirtis for comedy Dark Sublime, which lands in Trafalgar Studios in June.
So this was a fun shoot.
Publicity and poster shots of Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce for the thriller, Le Grand Mort, which starts previews at Trafalgar Studios next week.
Advertising, rehearsal and production shots for the hilarious and thought-provoking (in equal measure) Counting Stars at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.
The show, which follows two nightclub toilet attendants with dreams through Valentine’s Day night, runs to 17 September.
These were fun to shoot.
Forthcoming new play It Is Easy To Be Dead at the Finborough looks at the life of poet Charles Sorley, who was among the first to sign up to fight in World War I and died a year later.
For the advertising shots of star Alexander Knox, I wanted to focus more on the poet than the soldier so that we could avoid shooting a straight portrait of a man in uniform. But the images still needed to say enough about the war theme for people to understand what the show is. And so came the shadows…
A big thank you to Antic Disposition for kindly lending us the war props that make the shots work.
Advertising, poster and production photos from Tennessee Williams’ rarely performed In The Bar of a Tokyo Hotel at the Charing Cross Theatre, starring the legendary Linda Marlowe.
If you want to see the show, you have just over a week left. The final performance is on 14 May.
Publicity shots of the wonderful Freddie Stewart and Floriane Andersen, shot for the forthcoming tour of Antic Disposition’s World-War-I-based take on Shakespeare’s Henry V.
The tour begins in London on 26 March before visiting some of the nation’s great cathedrals, before bowing out at the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Rehearsal photos usually look very bright, very white, and very floaty. But sometimes the venue just doesn’t want to play ball and you end up with something rather pleasantly different.
So, publicity shots and tremendously film-noir style rehearsal photos for the forthcoming opera play, Dress Rehearsal, which opens at the OSO Arts Centre in Barnes next month.
When we sat down to talk about the poster for World War I musical The White Feather (coming to the Union in September), we knew three things.
It was going to have a feather in it. It was going to be shot in studio. And we were going to shoot it for real.
Well, sometimes photoshoots evolve as they go on.
As star Abigail Matthews looked gamefully morose-but-content-but-triumphant — which, in case it’s not obvious, isn’t the easiest look to pull off — we tried holding a feather in front of her on a wire, having her throw feathers at herself and flinging feathers at her via a wind machine. But the feathers just wouldn’t go where we needed them and it all risked looking like a comedic farce or — the horror — a little bit arty.
I’m a great believer in doing things practically when you can. But, when you can’t, there’s always computer magic.
So what we ended up doing was showering feathers from the ceiling and taking what we’d intended — Abigail staring at a single feather — and turning it into a feather flock.
All against the backdrop of two skies from opposite sides of the world: Te Anau in New Zealand and the Pointe du Grouin in Brittany.
No sooner do I post about the original run of As Is at the Finborough Theatre than it resurrects for a rather special transfer to Trafalgar Studios.
Poster and rehearsal shots from the forthcoming production, plus a bonus shot of Mr Steven Webb departing just a fraction from the brief during the poster shoot…
Production and publicity shots for actress Kate Cook’s (super-intelligent, super-demented and super-amusing) one-woman show, The Invisible Woman, coming to the Edinburgh Fringe this year.