Photography: Bette & Joan

I was absolutely delighted to be asked to shoot the artwork photography for White Cobra’s upcoming tour of Anton Burge’s Bette & Joan a little earlier this year. The play, based on the true story of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s feud on the set of film Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? features Victoria Miles…

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REVIEW: Being Mr Wickham – Original Theatre Company

Adrian Lukis stars in this one man memoir of one of literature’s most infamous rogues Adrian Lukis, who famously played Mr Wickham in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, brings to life the rake himself once more in Being Mr Wickham, only this time it’s his 60th birthday, we’re now in Victorian England,…

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A Novel New Project – an Update

Last time, I talked a little covertly about my ongoing project – it was still very much in superdraft phase, filled with errors and miles too long, and I didn’t honestly see it going anywhere. Now it seems, it has LIFE. I left you last time with the knowledge that I was in talks for…

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A novel new project – adapting for performance

WHY NOT, I THOUGHT, WHEN I WAS STARING AT ONE OF MY DOG EARED COPIES OF MY FAVOURITE BOOK, IT CAN’T BE THAT HARD, CAN IT? Thanks to Covid, my usual creative output of playing with other actors in freezing cold rehearsal studios has been somewhat curtailed, but my brain appears to be incapable of…

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Theatre in Lockdown

It’s week… something… of covid-19 lockdown… It can hardly have escaped your notice that the world has gone viral, and definitely not in a good way. Lockdown has been catastrophic for theatre venues, and only time will tell what remains of the industry when we’re finally at a point where we can all sit together…

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Intermission Interviews

Missing theatre? Wondering what your local theatre folks are up to? Me too. That’s why I thought it would be the perfect time to kick off a brand new interview series with those Northampton people who have the pleasure of working on and off our local stages. Here in Northampton we have the fortune to…

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Review | Treasure Island (National Theatre at Home)

With the theatres closed during the Covid-19 lockdown, it’s amazing to see so many venues putting their work out digitally for us to share. I’ve been excited about a fair few so far, but National Theatre’s Treasure Island in particular piqued my interest – having acted in a variation of it last year! Based on…

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Photography | The Ladykillers

Duston players are pretty much responsible for getting me back into theatre – so it was a pleasure to pop along to a rehearsal for their next show for some photography Back in 2017 I joined my local amateur group, ostensibly to do some of their publicity and maybe get to tinker with my camera…

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Poster Design | The Lonesome West

Poster photography for White Cobra's The Lonesome West

Having worked with White Cobra last summer as part of their team for their summer tour of Twelfth Night (prompt, marketing and understudy!) I leapt at the chance to work with them again this year. This Spring they’re presenting The Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh. A dark comedy of sorts which tells the story of…

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Twisted Tales & New Challenges

There’s a month to go before Masque Theatre’s next production – Twisted Tales, and it’s the most daunting thing I’ve ever done theatrically. EVER. No, I’m not directing, or acting, or stage managing, or teching… this is a whole new area for me… Twisted Tales is three short plays with a decidedly wicked edge to…

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