On set report: Holy Warriors at Shakespeare's Globe

John Hopkins in Holy Warriors

John Hopkins in Holy Warriors

As part of production photography duties at the Globe, you get the chance to shoot the show during an actual performance. I've done a few of these now and these shoots require real stealth, speed and the ability to be sensitive to the actors and the audience. I like to spend most of my time in among the groundlings - that's where this shot was taken. The play is Holy Warriors and it's by David Eldridge. James Dacre is the director. It's where the real action takes place and it also provides the best angles. One of the lesser known benefits of shooting at these events are that you get to wear a rather fetching gilet. No photograph exists of me wearing it - which is a good thing.