No Exit Dress Rehearsal

No Exit Dress Rehearsal Photos

Alfie’s photos from the dress rehearsal of No Exit. Like me, Alfie does many things… this time he translated the play, did the graphic design, and took the photos.

No Exit Rehearsal Photos

No Exit Last Day of Rehearsals

Photos by the talented Alfie Leung (also the translator and graphic designer for No Exit). Everything has come together very quickly and we’re already opening the show tomorrow. It’s running from 10-13 December at 8pm at We Draman, and it’s a rehearsed reading with a post-show talk. It’s definitely towards the more active end of the rehearsed-reading spectrum, with blocking, lights, sound, costume, props etc.

No Exit Reading, First Rehearsal

No Exit First Rehearsal Photos

We started rehearsals for the rehearsed reading of No Exit that I’m directing (new translation into Cantonese by Alfie Leung, produced by We Draman). Here are some photos from the first rehearsal – by Mag Tong, Tang Wai Kit and Michelle Li, with apologies for not teaching them how to use the strangely configured focus buttons on my camera. The show is on very soon, from the 10th-13th December.

Ivor Houlker Actor's Headshot for Theatre and Performance

New Headshots

Time for new headshots with shorter hair – I did these myself, wearing my photography hat (not pictured.) Actually that’s not entirely true – I only set everything up and had Michelle Li very patiently doing the actual photo-taking.

Festa Farina e Forca Behind the Scenes

Festa Farina e Forca, Behind the Scenes

Found a bunch of behind the scenes photos from Festa Farina e Forca while I was looking for the performance photos for an article. Not sure if I shared them before, but I definitely should have.

Superheroes Don't Give a Shit Character Portraits

Character Portraits from Superheroes Don’t Give a Shit

Character portraits from Superheroes Don’t Give a Shit: these were displayed in the picture frames of the foyer of We Draman (which usually contain company show photos). You can see more of my photography work on my other website: Ivor Houlker Photography

Scottish Parliament scene from the dress rehearsal photos.  I'm sitting front right.  I would always credit the photographer, but I can't find out who it is! (not credited on the government site I took this from).

Photos from Dunsinane Hong Kong

Just some unofficial fun photos from backstage. The production’s gone on to Taiwan now, so after just a few days of rehearsals and five shows, the Hong Kong actors have done their bit. It’s been great fun to work on the production, and the whole team has been impressively cohesive and professional.

On top of that I think it’s really a very good show and I’d have definitely wanted to see it if I hadn’t been in it. The live music is particularly special in my opinion, and I think finds a good balance in supporting the action without becoming an excessively cinematic underscoring. I’m not going to review it here because I’m obviously a bit biased, but I would definitely recommend seeing it if it comes to whatever country you’re reading this from.