One year later...forthcoming work news

To say that I’ve been a bit amiss in updating this blog would be to put it mildly…

So, what’s new? Well, I’ve bitten the bullet and updated the entire website with new work - and there are a few productions that I’ll soon be shooting and so I thought I’d paste up details. So, in no particular order…

Beyond excited to have been asked to shoot the world premiere of the new Tom Stoppard show. It’s directed by Patrick Marber, who I last shot for on the Pinter at the Pinter season.

Beyond excited to have been asked to shoot the world premiere of the new Tom Stoppard show. It’s directed by Patrick Marber, who I last shot for on the Pinter at the Pinter season.

Love shooting Jamie Lloyd shows - and this one is going to something special. Will be shooting this as part of his new Jamie Lloyd Company season.

Love shooting Jamie Lloyd shows - and this one is going to something special. Will be shooting this as part of his new Jamie Lloyd Company season.

Back to the Donmar to shoot this for Ola Ince, who I last worked with on The Convert at the Young Vic. Last shot Branden Jacobs-Jenkins show Gloria - cracking writer.

Back to the Donmar to shoot this for Ola Ince, who I last worked with on The Convert at the Young Vic. Last shot Branden Jacobs-Jenkins show Gloria - cracking writer.

First time shooting at the Old Vic on this intriguing project, for director John Crowley and designer Tom Scutt.

First time shooting at the Old Vic on this intriguing project, for director John Crowley and designer Tom Scutt.

Last shot this at the National for director Bijan Sheibani, and now it returns for a UK tour. A return bout.

Last shot this at the National for director Bijan Sheibani, and now it returns for a UK tour. A return bout.

Always love shooting at the Young Vic and am looking forward to shooting for Yael Farber again (last time on Knives in Hens)

Always love shooting at the Young Vic and am looking forward to shooting for Yael Farber again (last time on Knives in Hens)

Will be shooting both parts of this terrific epic for Melly Still at the National Theatre later this year. Another return bout - after having covered a version of it at the Rose Theatre, Kingston.

Will be shooting both parts of this terrific epic for Melly Still at the National Theatre later this year. Another return bout - after having covered a version of it at the Rose Theatre, Kingston.

Have shot for Simon a good few times, last gig was on Killer Joe- and am looking forward to this one at ‘the Traf’

Have shot for Simon a good few times, last gig was on Killer Joe- and am looking forward to this one at ‘the Traf’

One of my favourite theatres, it’ll be great to return for this show, of which to be honest, I know very little!

One of my favourite theatres, it’ll be great to return for this show, of which to be honest, I know very little!

Last worked with director Michael Fentiman on his great production of The Importance of Being Earnest. It’s a not-so traditional pants this time round, I believe.

Last worked with director Michael Fentiman on his great production of The Importance of Being Earnest. It’s a not-so traditional pants this time round, I believe.

Particularly excited to shoot this one - it’s the inaugural production at a new West End theatre, The Boulevard Theatre. This one’s for director Bill Buckhurst

Particularly excited to shoot this one - it’s the inaugural production at a new West End theatre, The Boulevard Theatre. This one’s for director Bill Buckhurst

Backstage: The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Fancy a backstage glimpse at the tech rehearsal for The Lieutenant of Inishmore, starring Aidan Turner? Well ok, then. Here's the team in prep and a few set details. The show is currently running at the Noel Coward. Michael Grandage directs, Christopher Oram designs and Neil Austin lights. 

In rehearsal: Incantata at the Galway International Arts Festival

I first saw Stanley Townsend in Shining City at the Royal Court. It stands as one of the best stage performances I've ever seen. Last year I was lucky enough to shoot Stanley for Sam Yates' production of Glengarry Glen Ross. Here's some of what I shot for Sam and Stanley as they rehearsed their latest project - it's a dramatic staging of Paul Muldoon's poem, Incantata. It plays at the Galway International Arts Festival. 

In rehearsal: The Importance of Being Earnest

Time flies. It's the last production of the Classic Spring Company's residency at the Vaudeville. The season closes with The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Sophie Thompson, Fiona Button, Pippa Nixon, Jeremy Swift, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Fehinti Balogun, Tim Gibson, Meg Coombs, Matt Crosby, Geoffrey Freshwater and Stella Gonet.

Here's a glimpse at what I shot in the rehearsal room. Production images to follow. 

In production: The Jungle at The Playhouse

The Young Vic's production of The Jungle has transferred and has transformed The Playhouse theatre. In what's likely to be the most challenging shoot of the year, I navigated actors, acrobats and audience members to capture this important, relevant and very moving show. 

In rehearsal: The Jungle at the Playhouse Theatre

The show was a big hit at the Young Vic and now it's on its way to the Playhouse Theatre. I've just shot rehearsals and will snapping production later this week. This epic, written by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, is co-directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin. Sonia Friedman Productions, fresh from their Tony triumph, bring this production to the West End. 

In tech: Red at the Wyndhams Theatre

I've been lucky enough to shoot on pretty much all of Michael Grandage's shows for over ten years. I've documented both rehearsals and the tech process. Red, by John Logan, is currently playing at the Wyndham's Theatre and I can't recommend it enough. Here's what went on during last last few hours before the first dress rehearsal. The show stars Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch. The play is exquisitely designed by Christopher Oram and lit by Neil Austin. 

In production: Taming of the Shrew at Chilham Castle

So, the Globe tour begins and I shot one of its last stop offs in the UK. The Taming of the Shrew plays at Chilham Castle, in Kent. 

In rehearsal: Fun Home at the Young Vic

Spent a great morning with the cast of Fun Home, soon to open at the Young Vic. The musical, written by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, stars the lovely Jenna Russell, Kaisa Hammarlund, Zubin Varla, Eleanor Kane, Ashley Samuels and Cherelle Skeete. Sam Gold directs. Saw this show in NY and am just chuffed to be shooting it here. Production shots in a couple of weeks...