The Half: Photographs of Actors Preparing for the Stage

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The Half: Photographs of Actors Preparing for the Stage

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Simon Annand is one of the most amazing photographers I have had the pleasure of working with in the theatre . . . He is an individualist with an eye for the unusual. The results speak for themselves.

Dame Judi Dench

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. Visitors are invited 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.

The Half spans over 30 years of British Theatre and includes portraits of many well-known performers including Judi Dench, Daniel Craig, Cate Blanchett and Helen Mirren.

Simon Annand’s exhibition of photographs of actors preparing for the stag. The Half is a touring exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A) curated by Kate Bailey of the V&A in collaboration with Simon Annand.

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Daniel Craig In A Number at the Royal Court Theatre, 1999 © Simon Annand

Fri 7 Oct - Sun 27 Nov '22

Open Wed – Sun 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Image: Daniel Craig

In A Number at the Royal Court Theatre, 1999

© Simon Annand

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