Today's shoot: Rylance at Westminster Abbey

A year ago, almost to the day, I took shots of Mark Rylance and members of the Globe acting company, as they presented snippets of Shakespeare within Westminster Abbey. It's no shabby venue. 

I'm off to to do the same again today. Rylance once again leads the cast. In the meantime, here's a shot from last year's production. 

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In rehearsal: Globe on Tour 2018

The Globe on Tour company are in rehearsals and I was invited in to shoot their progress. It's a massive undertaking for the company who are rehearsing no less than three plays, at the same time. They're presenting Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice. 

The productions kick off at Shakespeare's Globe itself, where I'll be taking production shots. It then travels the UK before embarking on a world tour. It's directed by the lovely Brendan O'Hea.

In rehearsal: Red

In 2009 I was lucky enough to shoot rehearsals for the world premiere of John Logan's Red. Directed by Michael Grandage, the show went on to scoop Tony Awards for Best Play and for most of the creative team. Now, nearly a decade later, it's back in the West End. Alfred Molina plays Mark Rothko, and Alfred Enoch joins him as Ken. 

The show opens later this month at the Wyndham's Theatre.

Here's some of what went on in the rehearsal room...

An Ideal Husband in rehearsal

Really enjoying my 'residency' on the Classic Spring Company's season in the West End. The latest instalment is Wilde's An Ideal Husband and it features Edward Fox, Freddie Fox, Frances Barber, Susan Hampshire, Nathaniel Parker and Sally Bretton. I'll be shooting production at the end of this week, but in the meantime here are my rehearsal shots.

Mass catch-up: Shows in the planner

It's been an age since I last updated this blog. Shame on me. Anyway, over the next few weeks I'll be updating this website with some of the work that I've shots over the past 6 months...! High time for a refresh. 

Happy to say that I've a batch of really exciting projects on the horizon. On top of these, I have a wildly fantastic new project on the racks which I'm not allowed to reveal at this stage. The second it goes public - you can be sure that I'll post details.

Anyway, for now here are just a few of the gigs that I'll be shooting rehearsals and production for. 

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FUN HOME - playing at the Young Vic. Saw this show on Broadway a couple of years back. Delighted to be shooting it for its London premiere. A great cast and a great score. 

Just shot a wildly inventive production of A Clockwork Orange at the Everyman Liverpool. Direction by Nick Bagnall. 

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KILLER JOE - playing at the Trafalgar Theatre. It stars Orlando Bloom and is directed by Simon Evans. A great cast is rounded out by Adam Gillen, who I last shot on Amadeus, Steffan Rhodri, Sophie Cookson and Neve Macintosh 

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I'm on rehearsal and backstage documentary duty for the return of this modern classic from Michael Grandage and John Logan. 

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Shooting both rehearsals and production for the latest play in the Classic Spring season. It features Edward and Freddie Fox, as well as Frances Barber and Susan Hampshire.

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I'll be shooting all rehearsal and backstage action for this great play by the great Martin McDonagh. 

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A little while back I shot Rajiv Joseph's play Guards at the Taj - he's back and so am I, as I cover Describe the Night for the Hampstead Theatre

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...and speaking of Hampstead - I've just shot production for The Phlebotomist - which also plays at Hampstead. It's directed by Sam Yates, whom I've had the pleasure of shooting for many times before. 

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Proud as ever to being shooting a bunch of stuff at the Globe. I'm shooting Twelfth Night, Merchant of Venice and The Winter's Tale in the open air space. 

Glengarry Glen Ross with Christian Slater: My rehearsal shots

Last week I spent a terrific day with director Sam Yates, as he rehearsed David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. The play stars Christian Slater, but gathered around him is an exceptional ensemble including the great Stanley Townsend, Robert Glenister, Kris Marshall, Daniel Ryan, Oliver Ryan and the legend that is Don Warrington. Can't wait to shoot this most perfect play. 

Albion: My rehearsal shots

Have just shot production for Rupert Goold's production of Albion at the Almeida. It's written by Mike Bartlett, he of Dr Foster fame. Anyway, in the meantime, here's a glimpse inside the rehearsal room. 

Guards at the Taj: My production shots

It's been an age since I had a moment to update the website - so brace for a slew of new images. First up, my production shots from Jamie Lloyd's production of Guards at the Taj. The show played at the Bush. 

The Importance of Being Earnest: My production shots

Took production shots for an immensely fun (and smart) production of The Importance of Being Earnest at Theatr Clywd. The show is snappily directed by Richard Fitch and sumptuously designed by Lee Newby. Click on pics for full screen.

Caroline, or Change: My rehearsal shots

Something rather special is on its way from Chichester. Michael Longhurst's production of Caroline, or Change is quite exceptional. It opens next week. My production shots will be out soon, but to whet appetites, here are some of the rehearsal shots that they theatre has released online and in the print programme. Click on the images for full screen...