Curtain Call Book
A Year Backstage in London Theatre
“The theatre is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life.”
CURTAIN CALL: A Year Backstage In London Theatre
“It's genuinely the most captivating photography of theatre as an art form I have even seen.” - Huffington Post, UK.
“Any theatre lover, anybody that goes to the theatre would love to have this book.” - David Suchet CBE, Actor
“These photographs capture the life of a show much more than pictures of the show itself.” Juliet Stevenson, Actress
"You really get a sense of theatre in all its beauty, glamour - but all its hard work." Noma Dumezweni, Actress
Containing exclusive photography of Nicole Kidman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Imelda Staunton, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Strong and many more stars of the West End stage. There are numerous exclusive features of shows including interviews, such as Billy Elliot the Musical, Hamlet, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Gypsy, A View From The Bridge and other award-winning productions.
With unparalleled access throughout the year, take a journey behind the scenes via Humphrey’s striking reportage-style imagery and Schwab’s revealing, insightful interviews. A visually stunning celebration of almost sixty productions, from innovative new works to time-tested family favourites, Curtain Call’s inaugural book presents a vivid record of an extraordinary year in London theatre.
"Just an incredible book on so many fronts. I felt like I had a special guest pass backstage to see the magic, both through interviews and photos"
"Possibly the most engaging book of its type. Not solely for the theatre enthusiast, but something that catches the interest of all with a brilliant balance of images and informative interviews. Highly reccomended"
"Stunning. A unique insight into the world back stage at some of the West End's best shows. Nothing quite like I've ever seen before. Amazing photos and a wonderful resource if you are interested in the real who's who of theatre."
"It is rare that a book appears on the market which shreiks of pure dedication to quality, insight and artistry."