Back in 2022 I finally acted on an idea I'd had swimming around my head for years to follow a theatre production from first rehearsal to opening night. A passion project for me given my love of the theatre - especially musical theatre. Given that Pickering is just down the road and our children have dance in their annual pantomime for a few years I decided to approach the Kirk Theatre about their 2023 pantomime. Luckily for me the Pickering Musical Society allowed me unlimited access to their rehearsals and thus the project was born.
My intention was to product a high quality coffee table photobook that other could purchase - and I have. however, I was naive about the costs involved in such an endavour. The book is available to purchase directly from Blurb on a print-on-demand basis - thought it's a bit pricier than I'd hoped. However, £10 from each book sale will go to the Kirk Theatre. The Pickering Musical Society, who run the theatre, are an entirely voluntary group and rely on donations and ticket sales to keep operating. On a side note, I make no profit from this book myself.
Thanks go to everyone involved in producing Jack and the Beanstalk for allowing me to follow them around with a camera for months. It's a fantastic performance, of which they should all be very proud.