On set report: King John

Last week I travelled to Northampton to shoot a new production of Shakespeare's King John, directed by James Dacre. It's staged by Royal & Derngate in a co-production with Shakespeare's Globe and will open in the main house later this year. Before that it plays at a rather unique venue, and that's where I took the following production photos. 

The production was staged at the Holy Sepulchre, a Norman church in the centre of Northampton. Once again, I found myself shooting by candlight, with only a couple birdies offering a little more ambient light. You'll also notice that the production has been staged on a traverse and so access to the action was a little limited. Still, I was pretty happy with the results. 

The excellent Jo Stone-Fewings plays the King. And the more eagle-eyed among you will spot the lovely Joseph Marcell, who is perhaps best known for playing Geoffrey Butler in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

As seen on tour – part 1

And so begins an occasional series of shots taken while out on assignment. This was my view from my hotel room in Northampton. I was up there to shoot a new production of King John, directed by James Dacre. It stars Jo Stone-Fewings as the king who was never quite up to it. The production shots should be up next week at some point - but for now, it's a concrete savannah.