The Collection

Yesterday after photographing The Coalition (blog post) I stayed a few more hours in Homerton College to also photograph the dress rehearsal of The Collection. This play had split the stage into two sets, and had far fewer actors, which made it a bit easier to photograph as the actors were more restricted in where they would be, allowing me to position myself better. The light levels however were dimmer, which ended up causing quite a bit of noise in the images.

From Camdram:

Trouble is brewing in London as Harry and Bill receives an anonymous phone call, followed by a visit from a young man who refuses to leave his name. The visitor turns out to be James, who confronts Bill with the accusation that Bill had a one-night affair with his wife Stella. Attraction, affairs and ambiguity soon fill this one-hour play. Don’t miss out on this Pinter classic that unravels the difficulties and delight of being “in” and “out” of love.

Here are the photos from the dress rehearsal.

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A quick photo before the play starts of Matilda Wickham. This photo was inspired by an earlier photo I had made (see Moon River)
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Pre-stage, Matilda waiting on the play to start.
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Ella Woodward, pre-stage.
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Matilda making a call in the night to a stranger’s house. The audience is left wondering why.
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Concerned.
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Husband and wife.
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Conor Monighan
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Conor Monighan and James Pearson
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A cup of tea, after all this is a British play.
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Matilda (playing the concerned husband James) phones again.
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Conor Monighan (playing Bill), is asked to remain in the apartment for a few minutes, so James can come talk to him.
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Bill has bailed, Harry answers the door.

‘I’m looking for Bill Lloyd’

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Sometime later, James is able to confront Bill.
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You slept with my wife….

‘You comforted her, you gave her solace, you stayed’

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Matilda and Connor.
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Note Matilda’s little finger.
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Review: The Cambridge Student (7/10)

Cast
James – Matilda Wickham
Bill – Conor Monighan
Stella – Ella Woodward
Harry – James Pearson

Production Team
Director – Eileen Hou
Producer – Hao Feng
Assistant Director – Nicholas Ashurst
Associate Director – Russell Fancourt
Set Designer/ Prop Manager – Elizabeth Hunt
Publicity Designer – Min Ji Choi
Producer – Sam Hobson
Costume Designer – Anna Gawedzka
Cinematographer – Emma Slattery
Sound Designer – Eli Keren
Assistant Stage Manager – Zoe Barnes
Composer – Marcus Martin
Photographer – Johannes Hjorth
Lighting Designer – Rachel Sweet
Lighting Advisor – Jacob Baldwin

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