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Theatre Photography – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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Behind the Scenes at the Panto

It was a good start to 2020 with my pics from behind the scenes of the Birmingham Hippodrome panto, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, making the national papers on New Years Day, happy photographer, happy client, Happy New Year!

It is the third consecutive year that I have been commissioned to shoot from the wings and backstage before and during a performance.

Working in the dark, dodging large props and pieces of scenery, avoiding collisions with quick changing actors are all part of the challenge and what makes for such an enjoyable and exciting shoot.

This year I was particularly pleased with a sequence of pictures following top panto dame Andrew Ryan as he prepared for his role as ‘Nanny Annie Aspirin’.

© Simon Hadley Photography
© Simon Hadley Photography
© Simon Hadley Photography
© Simon Hadley Photography