[Manuel Harlan photography] “Your majesty must behave, or, endeavour to do so” 1786. Three years after the Treaty of Paris, the King’s mind is unravelling. Plagued by bouts of porphyria and suspected bipolar disorder, which ultimately led to the Regency Crisis of 1788, what first passes for eccentricity descends into the intelligible ramblings of a … More ‘The Madness of George III’
[Johan Persson Photography] It’s 1974, and Britain has a hung Parliament. Infighting, backstabbing, breaking tradition and, strangely, a staggering number of deaths. We follow almost a full Labour term in office pre-Thatcher’s win, and the lengths each party will go to maintain a majority. The Good Politically, socially, and economically, the 70s in Britain were … More ‘This House’
[Johan Persson Photography] “Turn that over-light off! Turn that off! I won’t be looked at in this merciless glare.” The French Quarter in New Orleans. Evicted from the family home, Blanche arrives at her sister’s apartment, trying to escape the ruins of her life back in Mississippi. A steel structure of the Kowalski apartment rotates. … More ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’
[Mark Brenner Photography] “The older a man get, the faster he can run as a boy”. ‘One day. Six cities. A thousand stories.’ From a barber shop in Peckham, to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra, Barber Shop Chronicles is a journey through many cultures, traditions, and arguments. Generations of barbers, and, generations of men. … More ‘Barber Shop Chronicles’
[Johan Persson Photography] “Though I make this marriage for my peace ⁄ In the East my pleasure lies” Surrounded by gossip and scandal, Antony (Ralph Fiennes) has fallen hard for Cleopatra (Sophie Okonedo). Civil war and rebellion is ever-present, alliances are strained, but Antony just can’t quit his Egyptian Queen. We are poolside at the … More ‘Antony & Cleopatra’
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