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. 


In rehearsal: The Winter's Tale

Am about to go take the production shots for this new production of The Winter's Tale at Shakespeare's Globe. Here's a glimpse inside the rehearsal room. It's directed by Michael Longhurst and stars Rachel Stirling, John Light and Niamh Cusack. It also features David Yelland, who I once played page boy to - but that's another story. 

On set report: Carmen Disruption

Loved every minute of this challenging shoot. It's the UK premiere of a dazzling play by Simon Stephens. This tale of international travel, compressed rehearsal calls, jet lag and disorientation is something that I know will resonate strongly with the one or two friends I have in the opera business. It's beautifully directed by Michael Longhurst. Carmen Disruption plays at the Almeida down Islington way.

On set report: Carmen Disruption

This shoot was an unexpected treat for a Friday afternoon. Simon Stephen's new play features a mezzo soprano who belts out all the big arias from Bizet's Carmen. And that's what I was lucky enough to watch being rehearsed down at the Almeida. I'll also be shooting the production for this one and it promises to be a highly theatrical event – which always makes for a good shoot. 

The production is directed by Michael Longhurst and features Sharon Small, John Light, Noma Dumezweni, Jack Farthing, Katie West, and mezzo Viktoria Vizin.

News: Next up Carmen Disruption

It's back to the Almeida later this month as I shoot the rehearsals and production of Simon Stephens' new play, Carmen Disruption. Blurb is beneath and it sounds rather intriguing and there's a few familiar faces in the cast from recent Donmar and MGC shoots. 

For those that asked, the Berlin shoot went very well and I fell in love with the city. Just waiting for final sign off on usage and I'll get the pictures up. Very pleased with set - and a real thrill to watch conductor Tugan Sokhiev at work. I was allowed to position myself in amongst the orchestra, and for the most part managed to avoid treading on the Strads.