Category: Posters

Diaspora

How do you market a play about a genocide?

It’s not a question that comes up every day but when the Finborough Theatre asked me to shoot the advertising images for I Wish To Die Singing — a highly unconventional play about the Armenian Genocide



Ello Princess

For a while, now, I’ve been searching for a chance to do some theatre advertising shots using a really, really classic look that doesn’t get seen much beyond magazine editorials these days because it’s a bit retro.

So when I was asked to shoot the publicity for Gilbert and Sullivan’s seldom-seen Princess…



Don’t squash Louisa!

This one’s from a couple of years ago.

I was asked to shoot the poster image for A Broken Rose at the Cockpit Theatre with a very specific brief in mind.

The play was about a teenage girl who’d drawn herself so deep into her imagination to deal with her childhood that she…



Death to the Finborough

If there’s one character who pervades every scene of Sommer 14 — A Dance of Death it is, as the title suggests, Death (note for the uninitiated: it’s not a ballet — a dance of death / Totentanz / danse macabre is a mediaeval literary genre centred around the fact we all…



Singing songs about the Southland

There’s not much I can say about shooting the poster and advertising imagery for Dessa Rose, coming soon to Trafalgar Studios.

Stars Cynthia Erivo and Cassidy Janson worked every angle and every emotion like they’d been born for the camera.

Costume designer Pippa Batt delivered in spades on virtually no notice.

Associate director Jen Bakst not only…



Transfusion

Some interesting challenges posed by advertising Passing By, Martin Sherman’s play about two men who fall in love which makes a virtue out of treating them as normal human beings rather than theatrical excuses for oh-my-god-they’re-gay-this-is-an-ISSUE angst.

First off, advertising for gay plays tends to be anything but charming.  Traditionally, you stick as…



To the pub

Publicity shots of actor and all-round good egg Stevie Webb, shot at the Landor pub to advertise the Landor Theatre’s “An Audience With” series.



Guns and nipple tassels

Poster shots and production photos from Burlesque, which ran at the Jermyn Street Theatre.

The musical, an engaging look at the plight of revue theatres under McCarthyism, went on to win the Offie award for best new musical.

Assistant for the poster shoot at the Southwark Playhouse: Jaap Jong.



In the beginning

Going through the archives the other day I came across the first publicity shots I ever took, all the way back at the beginning of 2010, to promote Tennessee Williams’ take on Chekhov’s The SeagullThe Notebook of Trigorin.

The piece went on to generate a debate in the…



Shakespeare 90210

Publicity stills shot for last year’s production of Shakespeare’s King John at the Union Theatre.

Thanks to the whole cast and production team, all of whom mucked in as assistants at various points.