Today in New Zealand International Arts Festival history: The Wild Bride (2012)
As I mentioned yesterday, Kneehigh Theatre are one of my Festival favourites - and a company I'm always happy to see when I get a chance in other cities, too. From Tristan & Yseault to Brief Encounter and The Wild Bride, every show I've seen has a wonderful warmth to it - so it was great to have them back in Wellington in 2012, their second visit from their home in Cornwall.
Because this was a rehearsal I was photographing, and the afternoon before their opening night, they weren't using all the physical effects from the show - there wouldn't be time to clean the costumes before opening to an audience - so of course, there was only so much of the show I could capture on this occasion. That's sometimes how it goes, but that's okay - usually we wouldn't want to give away too much of it anyway!