The last few months have been very frustrating for Graham and Sarah Wilkinson and all the team at Spotlight Productions. They have had to cancel their annual show – ‘Oliver!’ – and income from their costume and scenery hiring ‘business’ used to fund their annual show has been decimated. Being the positive people they are, the unexpected lull has provided an opportunity to plan ahead and reshape Spotlight for the future. I’ve been really enjoying our regular Zoom and Skype […] . Click here to read the full article.
As a family, we cannot resist regular trips to the West End but, as an enthusiastic photographer with a particular passion for stage photography, I always get rather miffed that photography is not permitted in virtually all theatres and performances. It came as a bit of a surprise, therefore, that photographs and videos could be taken at a concert by the famous singer and actress Lea Salonga at the London Palladium. The only downside was that, as I didn’t know […] . Click here to read the full article.
The month of March is very busy for my friends Graham and Sarah Wilkinson as they prepare to put on their annual musical at the Performing Arts Centre (PAC) at Hinchingbrooke School. My daughter Rebecca and I popped in to video some of the rehearsals for ‘Grease The Musical’ using three matched Sony 4k cameras. Two group numbers are shown below: ‘We Go Together’ and ‘Summer Nights’. Given my past experience of the dingy, yellowy lighting of the PAC (shown […] . Click here to read the full article.
I used the opportunity of a Spotlight Productions dress rehearsal for Sister Act to try to record video. To be honest, it was not the most successful venture. Extra lights had been brought in to supplement those in the Performing Arts Centre. Unfortunately, these were not to broadcast standard and caused flicker that ruined the vast majority of the footage. I managed to rescue enough footage to create a ‘highlights’ video with a backing track and I was pleased with […] . Click here to read the full article.
I was delighted to photograph the dress rehearsal of Sister Act by Spotlight Productions, helped by my two daughters. After seeing the West End version of Sister Act, which I remember being distinctly unmemorable, I was rather apprehensive about the show. However, I was completely taken aback about how good the Spotlight version was. I actually much preferred it to the West End version. I think it was the best Spotlight production I have seen. As you can hopefully see […] . Click here to read the full article.
In order to produce some interesting publicity photos for the production of Sister Act by Spotlight Productions, we decided that it would look great to have photos taken in a real church. Spaldwick Church was the venue for a photoshoot with the Sister Act cast, and I think the photos certainly add character. You can view all the photos from the Spaldwick Church photoshoot here: Gallery of Sister Act in Spaldwick Church Other pages you may be interested in: […] . Click here to read the full article.
My daughter Bethany I enjoyed photographing the dress rehearsal of Legally Blonde by youth musical theatre group Spotlight Productions. I’m not sure if I should admit this or not but I really love the 2001 film Legally Blonde with Reese Witherspoon, and so I was really looking forward to the Spotlight Productions version. It was a great production. View all the photos here: Legally Blonde Photo Gallery Other pages you may be interested in: Other Posts About Spotlight Productions . Click here to read the full article.
I was delighted to photograph the dress rehearsal of Disco Inferno, produced by Spotlight Productions. I was assisted by my daughters. You can view all the photos here: Gallery of Disco Inferno Photos Other pages you may be interested in: Other Posts About Spotlight Productions . Click here to read the full article.
I enjoyed photographing the dress rehearsal of Singin’ in the Rain by Spotlight Productions, at the Performing Arts Centre in Huntingdon. You can view all the photos here: Singin’ in the Rain Photo Gallery Other pages you may be interested in: Other Posts About Spotlight Productions . Click here to read the full article.
I was having a conversation with Chris Abington, and he mentioned that he was drummer in Les Misérables being put on by a local youth musical theatre group based in Huntingdon called Spotlight Productions. I wondered if they would be interested in me taking photos and I got in touch with Graham and Sarah Wilkinson. That was the start of a long-term relationship with Spotlight and friendship with Graham and Sarah. I took photographs of the dress rehearsal with my […] . Click here to read the full article.
2010 was the year where I became an ‘official photographer’ for a stage event, when I photographed a highly successful concert held at Kimbolton Castle that raised significant sums of money for charity. It represented my first attempt at stage photography. Singing were Kate Roberts, Helen Patching, Nathan Taylor and Stephen Weller. The band included Spaldwick’s very own Mark Hunter (on drums), and the show was very successfully directed by Lisa Hunter. Funds were raised for Spaldwick Playtimes Playgroup and […] . Click here to read the full article.