I'm off to shoot the dress rehearsal for the Almeida's production of Our Town today. Here's a video featuring director David Cromer. The audience, seated on all sides, is going to be an integral part of this production and so I'm shooting with an invited audience in place. Apologies if I tread on your toes, or stick my butt in your face - it's all in the name of capturing the moment.
It was great to go back to the Almeida Theatre and shoot an early rehearsal of David Cromer's production of Our Town. Not only does he direct, but he also stars as the Stage Manager, a role that's at the heart of this kaleidoscopic classic.
It's not a new production. Cromer has already picked up a stack of awards for this reimagining of Thornton Wilder's play and it was fascinating to watch him work with a British cast. I'll be shooting the production in a few weeks.
Really looking forward to this one...
I've been asked to take photographs of the Almeida Theatre's forthcoming production of Our Town. It's a show that originated in the US, but will now feature a UK cast - and it's directed by David Cromer. From what I can see it's going to take a very stripped down approach to this American classic. No set to speak of, a forest of chairs and no period costume. The production made a real noise when staged a couple of years back.
It'll be my first time back at the Almedia since shooting Cloud Nine, way back when.