Missing Richard Briers – Theatre Photography
It was so sad to hear about the passing away of Richard Briers on 17th February. It reminded me of the time I met him and worked with him in 2010. I found these photographs today in my archive and I was reminded not just of Mr Briers but of a wonderful week working with some incredibly talented people. I shot some musical theatre stills for Tim Arnold’s production of Sonnet 155
three years ago. Produced by Andrew Mark Sewell, composed by Tim Arnold and directed by Deborah Bruce and performed at the Almeida Theatre, the show was a wonderful creation mixing Shakespeare’s Sonnet 155 with Rock Music. The musicians performing alongside Tim were Geoff Laurens, Jonathan Noyce, Anna Pheobe, Nick Holland, Hannah Pedley, Jai Rammage and Darrin Mooney. Actors Hattie Morahan, Lisa Dillon, Benedict Cumberbatch and Richard Briers spoke words with the music to create a really stunning experience.
Thank you to Andrew Sewell and Tim Arnold for involving me in this wonderful project. It was an honour to work with you and to witness such an incredible performance. I often listen to Tim’s soundtrack to Sonnet 155 which is really beautiful and can be found on Spotify.