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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