Big Fun with the girls of Four Sunsets

Wednesday saw me with these four Swindon ladies who were having pre rehearsal cocktails to get in the mood for their show Four Sunsets. They were such a laugh and played out some of the lines from the show and trust me in was hilarious. Below is the official press release.

In preparation for their performance at Swindon Arts Centre this September, the cast of Four Sunsets by TS Theatre stopped for a round of sunset cocktails at Kenzo 72 in Old Town.

Set in the beautiful surroundings of Bali, Four Sunsets has been written, produced and directed by local talent and the four-strong female cast are also from Swindon. Ella Thomas, Laura James, Becci Smith and Jodie Potter have been rehearsing hard over the last two months and are excited to be bringing the play’s debut to the Arts Centre.

Amid white sands, crystal clear waters and stunning scenery, Four Sunsets is a comedy-drama that tells the tale of four friends who seek out paradise for the holiday of a lifetime. As the prospect of returning to reality starts to dawn, the girls find their world turned brutally upside-down and their strength and loyalty tested beyond measure.

Cocktails, holiday shenanigans, talk of the male anatomy and the true meaning of friendship; Four Sunsets provides a perfect night out with the girls.

Lounge Bar and Restaurant Kenzo 72, which brings a touch of exotic style to Swindon, was more than happy to welcome the cast for a round of cocktails to get them in the mood for their rehearsal that evening.

Four Sunsets is at Swindon Arts Centre on Sat 17 September. For more information and to book tickets, visit swindontheatres.co.uk or call Ticket Office on 01793 524481.

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Swindon Summer Youth Project Smashes it at the Wyvern

This years Wyvern Theatre Summer Youth Project was Grease and I don’t think I exaggerate when I say they smashed it again this year. I cannot fault any of the cast of 175 in the performance. Each and every one of them gave a polished and professional performance and I applaud them all.

I photographed the first dress rehearsal and have to admit I found it quite technically difficult. Not just the lighting but with a cast of 175 I felt I missed so much of what was going on. However when I sat back and watched the performance on press night I was amazed what a polished performance a bunch of ‘kids’ put on.

Each and every performance is sold out and so they are playing to a full house every time.

So a big well done to all the cast, crew, backroom guys and the Wyvern Theatre for yet another excellent show.

King at London Hyde Park BST Concert 2016

King at the London Hyde Park BST 2016 concert series.

Corrine Bailey Rae at London Hyde Park BST 2016

The lovely Corinne Bailey Rae at the London Hyde Park BST concert July 2016.

Stevie Wonder at London Hyde Park BST July 2016

OK guys back in the saddle so to speak. So starting to post again. Back in July I was lucky enough to get Photo Pass for Stevie Wonder Concert at Hyde Park London Barclaycard Summer Time series. I really enjoyed myself but really hard work. He was brilliant of course but very difficult to photograph and listen to. The stage was so high, there were 49 other photographers rushing around and fighting for best spot in the pit. In fact after I got the best shots I could, I put my camera down and just enjoyed the moment. I think it is so important to not just photograph but to enjoy. After the first song we were led back into the press tent where you could watch it on a screen but because it was back stage you couldn’t hear it properly so was p’d off on that score but all in all got to shoot and listen to some epic performers (see other posts) so despite the difficulty it was well worth it.

Oh and one last thing. If you don’t like signing contracts I wouldn’t bother going to try to shoot him. Signed contract with his management company and it was checked 4 times before being allowed in to the pit !!!!!!