The Half: Photographs of Actors Preparing for the Stage
Start Date: 05 June 2018
End Date: 28 July 2018
Time: Every day 10am to 5pm, Tues & Thurs 10am to 9pm
Venue: Oriel Gallery, Clotworthy House
'The Half' is an actor's countdown to walking on stage and facing an audience. Simon Annand's photographs capture this final half-hour of excitement and intensity before the show begins, allowing visitors to peep into the secret world of the dressing room to discover actors engaging in personal reflections and private rituals, as they make the transition into character.
Curated by Kate Bailey of the V&A in collaboration with Simon Annand, it spans over 30 years of British Theatre and includes portraits of many well-known performers.
Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London