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Death Of Long Pig


These are some of the dress rehearsal photographs that were taken of Death Of Long Pig which is currently on at the Finborough Theatre in London. This is a brand new play written by Nigel Planer.

Set in the strange and supernatural surroundings of Samoa and Tahiti, Death of Long Pig explores the duality of experience from the perspectives of two great artists as they usher death into their island homes. As the final hour approaches, they face the eternal question: is it how we prepare for death that really governs the way we live?

The play is being presented by JQ Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre and is directed by Alexander Summers who is also currently apprentice director on Waiting for Godot, starring Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Alex recently trained with Cheek by jowl’s summer school and was previously resident assistant director at the Finborough Theatre, where he directed A Letter to England, the first play by Pearson Award Bursary winner Anders Lustgarten.

The cast includes Amanda Boxer, Nicole Dayes, Colm Gormley, Sean Murray and Anthony Ofoegbu. The play is on between Tuesday, 7 July – Saturday, 1 August 2009

I photographed the dress rehearsal of the play just before it went up on stage for the first time on Tuesday. Due to time constraints I was only able to photograph the first half and about two thirds of the second half. Normally I would like to revisit some key scenes afterwards that I think would make good photographs from other angles that I did not have the opportunity to photograph from earlier on. In all I took close to 400 photos of the production and these were then edited down. After that finished photographs were then resized for use by the press. Also other images were supplied for printing for the press night and for use on websites.

I will put some additional photographs up from the production and some of the pre-production images up during the next few days.

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