Set report: The Bakkhai

The Bakkhai has successfully set sail at the Almeida and I was there to shoot production photography. Something about that space is a joy to shoot in; the warehouse feel of it, I suppose. Anyway, the cast are playing a blinder on this one. 

It stars Ben Whishaw, Bertie Carvel and Kevin Harvey.

The Bakkhai are: Amiera Darwish, Aruhan Galieva, Eugenia Georgieva, Kaisa Hammarlund, Helen Hobson, Hazel Holder, Melanie La Barrie, Elinor Lawless, Catherine May and Belinda Sykes

It's sexy. It's scary. It's sold out. 

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Set Report: The Bakkhai at the Almeida

Something special is brewing down Islington way. James Macdonald's new production of The Bakkhai opens at the Almeida, towards the end of this month. As you can see, it stars Ben Whishaw and Bertie Carvel and a pack of feisty, full-throated Bakkhai. I was lucky enough to hear something of Orlando Gough's score in the room - shiver-up-the-spine time. 

These ten shots have been released to the press. However, look out for a stack of other shots that will be drip-fed to a hungry nation over the few weeks. Just love working at the Almeida - daring shot selections always and not afraid to get their money's worth by using loads of shots online and off. That's what a photographer likes to see.