Happy to be back at the Almeida at the end of year for Rebecca Frecknall’s new production of The Duchess of Malfi - starring Lydia Wilson. #duchessofmalfi
I’ll be shooting these two Shakespeares for director Sean Holmes and designer Grace Smart in a month or two, at Shakespeares Globe.
Really excited to be shooting my first full scale opera. It’s a co-production between English National Opera and Wuppertaler Buhnen. The production - as shown above - is directed by Joe Hill Gibbons, who directed Richard II at the Almeida, which I shot earlier this year.
Opening tomorrow, Ola Ince’s production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins play, Appropriate. It stars Monica Dolan, Steven Mackintosh, Edward Hogg, Jamie Barbakoff, Charles Furness, Isabella Pappas, Tafline Steen, Orlando Roddy, Oliver Savell, and Ed Thorne. Design is by Fly Davis and lighting is by Anna Watson.
I shot Florian Zeller’s The Son for Michael Longhurst at the Kiln earlier this year. It’s transferring to the West End and I’ll be having another crack at it at the Duke of York’s. It stars Amanda Abbington, John Light and Laurie Kynaston.
See how easily I sidestep cheap innuendo to post details of another lovely Donmar show, that’s just been booked in. It’s a play that went down a storm in NY and its heading to the UK in a new production by artistic director Michael Longhurst. Can’t wait for this one. It’s bold and quite unlike anything that’s been seen over here.
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…
Big things are happening in a small room down Fulham way. Jordan Seavey's play is making it's European debut in Josh Seymour's lovely production. Lee Newby provides the design and Jess Bernberg lights the piece. The excellent cast - Tyrone Huntley, Harry McEntire, Dan Krikler and Cash Holland. Some of my shots have just been released.
I'll be returning to the Hampstead Theatre at the end of August to shoot The Humans. The production comes hotfoot from its US tour, following its triumphant run on Broadway. It's a Tony-award drama that promises to throw a challenge or two my way.
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.
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.
I'll be shooting rehearsals for this intriguing piece next week, before it heads off to the Galway International Arts Festival. I've been lucky enough to shoot most of Sam Yates' shows (and his film, The Hope Rooms). Looking forward to this shoot immensely. The wonderful portrait of the great Stanley Townsend is, alas, not mine. It was taken by Peter Searle.
The rather wonderful Jeanine Tesori musical is up and running at the Young Vic. First batch of my production shots released...
From Empire Street Productions which brought you 'Killer Joe', and Smith and Brant Theatricals - here comes another slice of skewed Americana. What a great play. I'll be shooting both rehearsals and production for this at the end of the year. Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn star.
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.
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.
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...