British photographer Joanna Vestey has created a collection of photographs of theatres and their custodians in U.K.
As we all know, the performing arts industry is facing a very difficult time due to cover-19. These theatre venues have remained closed since the virus outbreak and are struggling to survive.
Joanna Vestey shot the moments when the custodians are in the empty theatres. They are key holders, front of house managers, master carpenters and other necessary roles for this industry.
THE ROYAL COURT THEATRE
Robert Smael – Bar & Kitchen Manager
THE OLD VIC
Danny Krohm – Front of House Manager
“The performing arts need to be saved now. Not next week, or next month. If they die, an ecosystem this intricate and evolved cannot be rebuilt from scratch”
– Sam Mendes, Film and Theatre Director
Gerhard Maritz – Keyholder
set design elements: Natasha Jenkins for “The High Table” by Temi Wilkey
THE YOUNG VIC
set design elements: Tom Piper for “Nora: A Doll’s House” by Stef Smith
LYRIC HAMMERSMITH THEATRE
Sian Alexander – Executive Director
Please go to Joanna Vestey’s website for the full collection.
All images are available for sale. Each of them is £200. This is for supporting the theatre industry. You can see the price breakdown on Joanna’s website.