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December 15th, 2008 by Helen

This year’s Christmas production at the Lyric Hammersmith is Cinderella. It is a dark take on the popular fairytale – they are using the Brothers Grimm version of the story. I went to see the show on the opening weekend and I was very impressed – the set is amazing, the actors are brilliant and the story is very exciting and well told, if a little macabre. I have done both the rehearsal and production shots for this show. The production shots get sent out to the press and my images have been in Time Out, The Independent and lots of online theatre reviews

Here are a few of the photos:

Cinderella at the Lyric Hammersmith

Daniel Weyman as the Prince

Cinderella at the Lyric Hammersmith

Elizabeth Chan is Cinderella

The Prince and the Sisters in Cinderella

Katherine Manners and Kelly Williams play Cinderella’s sisters

The Prince and a sister

Daniel Weyman and Kelly Williams

The step-mother and sister

Grainne Byrne was outstanding as the evil step-mother

The Prince and Cinderella

The set was beautiful with a sweeping staircase and real silver birch trees.

Daniel Weyman and Elizabeth Chan

The Prince and Cinderella

Cinderella is running at the Lyric Hammersmith until the 3rd January 2009.

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Spring Awakening

November 10th, 2008 by Helen

I have recently taken some photographs for the upcoming production Spring Awakening that will be opening in January 2009 at the Lyric Hammersmith. I will be working with this production in the future, so keep an eye out for future blog entries. These photographs have been used in a lot of online theatre guides including Official London Theatre Guide, London and What’s on Stage.

Aneurin Barnard, Charlotte Wakefield and Iwan Rheon

L-R: Aneurin Barnard is Melchior, Charlotte Wakefield is Wendla, Moritz is played by Iwan Rheon.

Left-right: Iwan Rheon, Aneurin Barnard and Charlotte Wakefield

The three lead actors in the forthcoming production of Spring Awakening. The photographs were taken at the back of the Lyric Hammersmith, and this photograph was taken using my 85mm F1.2 with a 5D body.

The lead actors of Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening opens at the Lyric on 23rd January 2009.

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Lucinda Millward

March 5th, 2008 by Helen

As part of my studio shoot with the make-up artist Christina Rose and the hair stylist Ken Madgin, I took some shots of the actress Lucinda Millward.

The actress Lucinda Millward A black and white photograph of the actor Lucinda Millward A close-up portrait of Lucinda

Lucinda is currently appearing to rave reviews in An English Tragedy at the Watford Palace. She trained at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and has subsequently go one to star on stage in Touch, Alphabetical Order and IWitness at the Finborough Theatre. Lucinda’s television credits include the Bill, Doctors and Sensitive Skin which she starred in opposite Joanna Lumley.

The actor Lucinda Millward A striking photograph of the actor Lucinda Millward

Together we worked to create some striking image. In these two pictures Ken gave Lucinda a very cool, futuristic look that was enhanced by Christina’s imaginative eye make-up. I lit the images using coloured gels over the flashes. For more information please click on the images, and click again for an even larger photograph.