Taming of the Shrew rehearsal

Yesterday I photographed one of the Cambridge American Stage Tour’s rehearsals of the Taming of the Shrew. They were doing a complete run through, and the acting looked really good.¬†However, you realise how important proper stage lighting is when you try and photograph indoors without it. With that little disclaimer, here is a sneak preview from the first act.

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Gabbie Bird and I roamed around with a flash to try and take some photos, and we found Will Bishop like this. This is not staged.
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Toby Marlow
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Will Peck reorganising the stage boxes.
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Alex Cartlidge
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Robbie Taylor Hunt.
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Toby Marlow and Sarah Mercer
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Toby Marlow and Will Peck sharing a moment.
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Toby Marlow and Will Peck. I might have photoshopped this picture a bit.
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Marco Young
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Josie Wastell
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Kate Reid
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Toby Marlow and Sarah Mercer, and some brawling kids to the right.
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Robbie Taylor Hunt
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Toby Marlow expressing his love for the Shrew.
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The Shrew is not impressed. Kate Reid and Toby Marlow.
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Not impressed at all.
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Marco Young, Toby Marlow and Aoife Kennan.
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Kate Reid
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Kate Reid, Sarah Mercer and Toby Marlow.
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Success!
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Robbie Taylor Hunt
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Will Bishop
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Kate Reid and a gleefully happy Julia Kass
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Kate Reid
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Marco Young, Robbie Taylor Hunt, Sarah Mercer, Will Peck, Will Bishop and Aoife Kennan.
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Kate Reid, Marco Young and Toby Marlow
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Kate Reid

It was great to see the cast and crew again! More photos coming next week from their dress rehearsal.

Check out their CAST blog for the latest updates.

– Johannes

Cast
Bianca/Biondello/Servant – Julia Kass
Tranio/Curtis – Aoife Kennan
Sly/Petruccio – Toby Marlow
Baptista/Servant/Tailor – Sarah Mercer
Player/Lucentio/Servant – Will Bishop
Bartholomew/Grumio/Widow – Will Peck
Hostess/Player/Katherina – Kate Reid
Servant/Hortensio/Merchant – Robbie Taylor Hunt
Lord/Gremio/Vincentio – Marco Young

Production Team
Tour Manager – Alex Cartlidge, Laura Sedgwick
Director – Kennedy Bloomer
Assistant Director – Gabbie Bird
Education Officer – Olivia Stamp
Stage Manager – Jossie Evans
Designer – Emma Hollows
Technical Director – Josie Wastell
Lighting Designer – Johannes Ruckstuhl
CLX – Tom Johnson
Publicity Designer – Hannah Taylor
Programme Designer – Natalie Price
Photographer – Johannes Hjorth
Fight Choreography – Robbie Taylor Hunt
Steam Wafteur – Will Peck
Chief Shrew Tamer – Jordan Mitchell
80s Music Elf – Hazel Lawrence

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