My summer recess from theatre ends tonight. A whole week without seeing anything but not only am I back in the theatre saddle (Little Revolution at the Almeida) but I'm also back with an updated banner for the blog. It's something I've been planning for a while as I've seen so many fabulous plays since the original was made nearly four years ago.
It's been fun going through all my tickets and reminiscing about some great plays, some not so great and and trying to remember the less memorable. And, it was really tricky narrowing my choice of tickets to feature. Do I go for my favourites or the most recent or the most varied? Well it turned out to be a bit of all of those things together with some aesthetic considerations.
The toughest decision was between the tickets for the Young Vic's Streetcar and A View From the Bridge. In the end the former won out purely because of the way the title of the play was set on the ticket. (Sorry View From.)
Had to get a Hamlet on there too as it's my favourite play and it was a really good fringe production at the Riverside Studios. Mr W naturally had to make an appearance and there was a choice but Mojo was always going to walk that one.
As it turned out once I'd chosen my tickets getting them positioned correctly for the frame of the shot was by far the most difficult part of the task. The number of times I got the shot taken, edited and ready to upload only to realise that Hamlet or Mojo had slipped behind another ticket or Sweet Bird of Youth was cropped out. It's far harder than it looks but I'm quite happy with the result, what do you think?