Thursday, 27 September 2012

Dukes nabs Nobby Clark's Broadsides photos for new exhibition

20 years of the acclaimed Northern Broadsides Theatre Company is captured on camera in a new exhibition at The Dukes this October.

To mark Northern Broadsides milestone and their visit to the Lancaster theatre with their production of A Government Inspector, a special photographic exhibition takes place in The Dukes gallery.

All the images have been taken by Nobby Clark, the exclusive photographer for Northern Broadsides since it was established.

The photographs have been selected from a large scale exhibition which took place earlier this year at Northern Broadsides home in Halifax and include some of the famous faces who’ve appeared in their productions throughout the years, including Lenny Henry.
The images offer an object lesson in stage photography and illustrate how a theatre company’s profile benefits from a consistent ‘house style’. They also offer a chance to recall, admire and even regret having missed the many acclaimed productions over the last 20 years.

Nobby Clarke is a renowned theatre photographer who has worked for the Observer, the Sunday Times, The Times and the Guardian newspapers and for all the major English theatre, opera and ballet companies including the Royal National and Royal Shakespeare Theatre companies and both the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet. He's worked with such directors as Sir Peter Hall, Sir Trevor Nunn, Sir Alan Ayckbourn and John Schlesinger and several comedians on their live shows including Billy Connolly, Dave Allen, Rik Mayall and Ben Elton and, for Noel Gay Television, he took the photographs of the last series of Red Dwarf, which were used in the book of the making of the series.

His work has been exhibited in the Victoria and Albert Theatre Museum, the Royal National Theatre and toured both the UK and Australia. He has produced photographic books on London, on portraiture and on The Rolling Stones.

20 Years of Northern Broadsides runs from 8th - 14th October at The Dukes gallery which is open from 10am to 11pm, Monday to Saturday.  Please call the box office on 01524 598500 to check opening times if you’re making a special journey as occasionally the space is closed to the public.

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