April had brought the first signs of Spring to Regents Park, and there was a hive of activity at the Open Air Theatre. Everyone was preparing for the new season which kicks off on the 19th May with ‘The Lord of the Flies’.
Portraits of the executive director, William Village, and the Artistic Director, Timothy Sheader, were attempted back in October of last year, but the grounds of the theatre looked too shabby due to the time of year. So it was decided to wait until the spring, when the park had had a chance to regrow.
The ‘Lord of the Flies’ set was being built on the day of the shoot, so there was limited space in the theatre. Luckily, however, there was still an opportunity to photograph them both inside the ampitheatre.
The portraits will be used on the theatre’s website and in the performance programs throughout 2011.