Next up: The Wind in the Willows

Will be doing rehearsal and production shots for the new Stiles and Drewe musical, The Wind in the Willows. Book's by Julian Fellowes. Rufus Hound stars. Rachel Kavanaugh directs, the brilliant Peter McKintosh designs and Simon Lee is MD. Jamie Hendry produces. The production opens in Plymouth, before going on tour and then, hopefully, ending up in the West End. 

Next up: They Drink it in the Congo at the Almeida

Been flat out lately and a bit remiss when it comes to updating the blog - a raft of new stuff coming up. 

In the meantime, I'll be shooting They Drink it in the Congo at the Almeida later this week. It's written by Adam Brace and directed by Michael Longhurst, who gave me plenty to shoot a while back on Carmen Disruption. 

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First look: Funny Girl

There appears to be a walloping hit down Southwark way, with the new production of Funny Girl, starring the excellent Sheridan Smith. I was lucky enough to take production shots for the show and they've already been published pretty widely. The show's a complete sell-out at the Menier Chocolate Factory - but booking is already open for the Savoy transfer. Here's a selection...

First look: The Dazzle

My rehearsal shots have just been released for The Dazzle, which stars Andrew Scott, David Dawson and Joanna Vanderham. It's a Michael Grandage Company/Emily Dobbs co-production and it opens at the old Central St Martins HQ on the Charing Cross Road in a week or so. Amazing location and venue. I'll be shooting production on this show and can't wait to see it in the space. Simon Evans directs.


First look: The Homecoming

Pinter's classic kicks off the new Jamie Lloyd season at the Trafalgar, and I was lucky enough to take production shots a few weeks back. The show opened to strong reviews earlier this week. It has an incredible cast, but I must say that the superb Ron Cook surpasses himself in this one. 

The play also features Keith Allen - and so begins my series of 'Fellow Fulham Fans What I Have Photographed' - I'm not convinced that it's going to be a massively long series. 

What a play this is. There's something about Pinter that has always resonated so deeply with me. The rhythms. The relationships. The ratcheting tension. Highly recommended.

 

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First look: Funny Girl

The first few of my images from the Menier Chocolate Factory's production of Funny Girl have been released. Sheridan Smith plays Fanny Brice and Darius Campbell plays Nick Arnstein. The shows is directed by Michael Mayer and Harvey Fierstein has reworked the book for this West End outing. I'll be down at the theatre next week to take the production shots. The show transfers to the Savoy Theatre next year.

First look: Pericles at Shakespeare's Globe

I'm about to take the production shots for Pericles at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse - Dominic Dromgoole directs in his final season as artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe. In the meantime, my rehearsal photos have been released. Click on the snaps for the full crop.

News: Unit stills from The Hope Rooms

Have had to keep this one under my hat for a bit, but details have just been announced for a new short film that I've been working on. It's called The Hope Rooms, and it's directed by Sam Yates who I've had the pleasure of working with on a couple of shows. It's his first film and he has pulled together a rather stellar cast, including Ciarán Hinds, Andrew Scott and Agnieszka Grochowska.

Here's what the press release says...

The film tells the story of estranged father, Eamonn (Ciarán Hinds), and his son, Sean (Andrew Scott), who meet up after 15 years in a cafe in London. Under the gaze of waitress Ileana (Agnieszka Grochowska), Eamonn asks to be useful again, and seeks forgiveness for his absence in Sean’s life. But past hurts are difficult to overcome, and what begins with hope ends in a wounding transaction.

It was great to be part of this very talented crew - and here are the early shots released.

 

First look: The Oresteia

Me and the Oresteia - we go way back. I remember seeing Peter Hall's masked production at the National way back in the early 80s. I remember an incredible score by Harrison Birtwistle and, I was so knocked out by Tony Harrison's incredible translation I bought my own copy of it. Not a year has gone past where I don't pick it up. 

Delighted to have been asked into the Globe rehearsal room to shoot a new version of the play, by the young writer Rory Mullarkey. It's directed by one of the nicest directors I've ever worked for, Adele Thomas. Unfortunately I can't shoot the production on this one as I'm getting married on the same day as the dress. Good luck to them. Good luck to me. Good luck to us all.

First look: My Eyes Went Dark

A few weeks back I took pre-publicity images for the world premiere of My Eyes Went Dark. 

The play, written and directed by Matthew Wilkinson, opens the Finborough Theatre’s Autumn Season and it was originally developed with the support of The National Theatre Studio. It stars Cal MacAninch and Thusitha Jayasundera. 

The images were taken the old Guardian offices in Clerkenwell. Rather fun and odd to pad about that rather ghostly office block. 

News: First shot of Nicole Kidman released.

 (C) Marc Brenner

(C) Marc Brenner

Here you go - the first of my photos of Nicole Kidman has been released. We spent the afternoon down at Kings College London, looking at the Rosalind Franklin archive. Incredible day. Here's herself looking at the actual photograph that led to the discovery of DNA. Kidman will play Franklin in Phiograph 51, which opens at the Noël Coward Theatre in the West End next month. More photographs soon...