London Theatre Project

 

Theatre 2020: Different Doors.

 

Theatre has always played a huge part in my life, engrossed from a young age it was a powerful form of escapism, education and enrichment.

It's my profession and my passion. 

When COVID-19 forced all of the theatres to close their doors for the foreseeable, I felt like I lost a part of myself. Unable to photograph theatrical performances, I decided to photograph theatres themselves.

Highlighting the closed doors of 49 venues, once bustling with life. 

From the magical facades enticing audience members at the front of the building, to the stage doors that performers aspire to one day cross, I wanted to show both the front and backstage entrances. Both magical for entirely different reasons, although not always matched in beauty. 

Below are images taken throughout July and August 2020 whilst the forced closure was in its peak. Although some venues are tentatively exploring new ways of performing, many doors remain closed.

“Since mine own doors refuse to entertain me,
I'll knock elsewhere, to see if they'll disdain me”


- William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors.

Palace Theatre:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

 

The National Theatre.

 

Aldwych Theatre:

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.

 

Apollo Victoria Theatre:

Wicked - The Musical.

 

Victoria Palace Theatre:

Hamilton.

 

Royal Court Theatre.

 

Cambridge Theatre:

Matilda - The Musical.

 

Wyndham's Theatre:

Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt.

 

Adelphi Theatre:

Waitress - The Musical.

 

Dominion Theatre:

Prince of Egypt.

 

Shaftesbury Theatre:

& Juliet.

 
 

Noel Coward Theatre:

Dear Evan Hansen.

 

Ambassadors Theatre:

Kunene and the King.

 

Duchess Theatre:

The Play That Goes Wrong.

 

Gielgud Theatre:

The Upstart Crew.

 

Fortune Theatre:

The Woman In Black.

 

Her Majesty's Theatre:

Phantom of the Opera.

 

Harold Pinter Theatre:

Uncle Vanya.