Jane McDonald at Oxford New Theatre That’s Entertainment

Tuesday afternoon I met Jane McDonald as part of the press photo shoot at The Oxford New Theatre where she is starring in That’s Entertainment.

She was lovely. She was so friendly and did everything we asked her to do. She is just like she is on the telly Loose Women etc.
I never got to see the show but I would advise anybody to go and see her, very engaging.

A very pleasant photo shoot.

Swindon Panto Snow White

Well over 5 different days and nights I had the pleasure of photographing the Swindon Panto Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs at The Wyvern Theatre. It was sooooooo much fun, the cast were just great. The Panto itself I never got tired of watching. I also did a couple of the promo shoots where Adam Woodyatt was at Regents Circus and Snow White was at OMG hairdressers to have her hair done.

I took several hundred images over the 4 days of shooting and this is just a very very small selection.

For me a fun Panto season in Swindon.

Hairspray and the SYP at Wyvern Theatre

The SYP put on yet another stunning performance in 2015 with Hairspray at The Wyvern Theatre in Swindon.

To me it was as good as any professional production, which was also probably reflected in the fact that all showings were fully booked before hand. Very enjoyable.

I got carried away and took 1200 images. Over 200 will be being used on a disc of images from the production I am proud to say. With that many images it is very difficult to decide which ones are not only technically the best but the ones that show the production at its best. Hopefully I did a good job.

Liam Bailey at Westonbirt

Liam Bailey, was the support act for Paloma Faith a Westonbirt. Despite suffering from Hay Fever be put on a really good performance.

Matt and Amelia and Joseph at The Wyvern Theatre

There was fun and games at The Wyvern Theatre in Swindon this morning.

Matt Lapinskas (Anthony Moon in Eastenders) and Amelia Lily (X Factor and Singer) are both performing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which is taking place at The Wyvern Theatre Tue 19th to Sat 23 May. Matt and Amelia decided to create their own Technicolor coats and had a paint fight at the photo shoot this morning. It was a lot of fun for Matt and Amelia and the photographers who were there.

It would have been interesting to have seen them traveling back to Bath where they are performing tonight !!!!!

I for one will be going to see the performance. I have seen it before and I loved it. Well worth going.

Dreamboats and Miniskirts

On Tuesday I had the pleasure of being part of the photo shoot of Dreamboats and Miniskirts which took place at Carry on Vintage in the Brunel shopping centre. What lovely people they were as well. So helpful and did everything they were asked to do. It was fun. Then last night (Friday) I went to see the show at The Wyvern. Wow, it is was really really good. Two and a half hours of 60’s music was great. But more than that all of the cast looked as though they were really enjoying themselves. Which to be honest I would if I were them. It was more like a party and clearly they put heart and soul into it.

I for one (well actually all the audience did) really enjoyed it and congratulate the cast and production crew as well, the sound and lighting was just great.

Keith Chegwin meets 2 Jacks and 2 Dames in Swindon

This lunchtime I did a photo shoot at the Swindon Wyvern Theatre with Keith Chegwin who is playing Silly Billy, Jack and Dame Trot from the Swindon cast and Jack and Dame Trot from the Stroud company who are also performing Jack and the Beanstalk. It was so much fun and I really enjoyed it. The cast from Swindon made me feel really at home and as though they had known me all their life, it was a real pleasure to work with them.

I love my job.

Fleshcreep Simon Wegrzyn meets Swindon at Old Town Lights Switch On

Last night was the Switch On of the Christmas Lights in Swindon Old Town. I had a lot of fun photographing Simon Wegryzn who plays Fleshcreep in this years Panto Jack and the Beanstalk at The Wyvern Theatre. Not only was he a really nice guy he was so easy to direct and was really happy to do anything I asked of him. I am really looking forward to seeing him and the rest of the cast at the Panto over Christmas.

I Love Christmas in Swindon

Dont you just love Christmas, well I certainly did on Thursday night at the Swindon Lights Switch on. Back stage with the girls from Swindon Ovation dance group.

Reminds me of the song All I Want For Christmas ……

Swindon Reggae Garden Festival a huge success.

What a success The Reggae Garden Festival was. I so enjoyed it. Not only am I a big fan of Reggae music but I had access all areas to photograph where I liked. I was in heaven (or was that the smoke)!! I really enjoyed myself and I really think the audience did as well. It was a cracking day. Artists included, Solo Banton, Murray Man and The Friendly Fire Band, Tomlin Mystic, Erin Bardwell Collective, Zeeks and AJ.

Well done to all the organisers and The Swindon Bowl for putting it on. It was great.