April 13th, 2014
It only seems like a few months ago I was in more or less exactly this space : The Royal Opera House, London; for a large awards ceremony. But this time it’s not the BAFTAs – it’s the OLIVIERS. Actual culture. Actual theatre. Actual talent. And….
… actually I had no idea how I was going to cope with identifying anyone I’d be photographing. Unless these people had bit-parts in Harry Potter or something, I’d be stuck saying “dude in tux” / “lady in dress” for most of it. Or that was my fear.
Here’s how it went down.
And then it was time to head home. I’ll admit, this was a tricky event to photograph – it’s a little bit easier when you know who’s important and who isn’t. I have no doubt that half a million Tony Award and prior Olivier Award alumni cheerfully marched past my camera while I was all “Ooh! Hayley Atwell!”.
But it was a pleasant afternoon, the weather was nice, the crowd was nice, the people around me were nice, and it was civilised all round. Apologies if you’re deep (or even merely ‘less shallowly than me’) into the world of theatre – I’m not the person to represent your interests at the Oliviers. I’ve actually watched more Twilight films than Theatre productions…. or at the least it’s a close call.
So, for want of a better place to put it, it’s another entry for my Archive of Movie Premieres where I’ll put it next to four Baftas, three GQs, two Brits, an Empire and a Pride of Britain as well as a random Australian ARIA award.
Until next time!