Today I photographed the “Boring Prince Bertie of Belgium and the Attempted Wedding of 1850” by Marcus Martin. It ended up being two sessions, first a set of promotional shots for the show, then I photographed the dress rehearsal. This was the first time I saw the McCrumb lecture hall at Corpus Christi, that is hidden away behind the Eagle Pub.
A small group of us went and scouted for location while the rest of the cast and crew was getting ready. We ended up in Corpus Christi College, inside some of the nice older student rooms that had a view over the inner court yard. Most of the shots, however, were done outside, but it was fun to see what it looked like inside.
When the rest of the group arrived, we did a group shot and then photos with smaller groups and some individual shots. Theatre people are great, you can just give them a theme and they will run with it.
The play is great comedy, and it will be premiering at the ADC Theatre shortly.
Edit: An update, they got a five star review from the Tab.
Agent Boro – Abi Palmer
Emperor Vladimir II of Russia – Aurélien Guéroult
Handsome Prince Daniel of Denmark – Kyle Turakhia
Lady Bradley of Great Britain – Helena Eccles
Leo – Haydn Jenkins
Sabina – Lottie Franklin
Prince Talik of Turkey – Ben Walsh
Prince Philip of Prussia – Rhodri Hughes
Princess Isabella of Italy – Yasmin Freeman
Queen Margaret of Great Britain – Beth Dubow
Knupf – Suchitra Sebastian
Queen Fifi of France – Rhiannon Shaw
Jenkins of Scotland Yard – Colin Rothwell
Guard – Nathan Smith
Gimp – Eli Keren
Lord Latafat of Turkey – Alastair Benn
Priest – Henry Wilkinson
Agent Timi – Lily Lindon
Director – Marcus Martin, Alex O’Bryan-Tear
Publicity Designer – Victoria Bellamy
Set Designer – Harry Stockwell
Lighting Designer – Andrew Carlotti
Producer – Min Ji Choi
Technical Director – Kathryn Dodds
Sound Designer – Dom Browne
Costume Designer – Georgia Lowe, Megan Lea
Set Builder – Lydia Clark
DSM – Ellie Dobbs
Stage Manager – Phoebe Elliott-Mills
Dress Rehearsal Photographer – Johannes Hjorth