#DarkTheatres – Part 1

THEATRE IS WHAT WE ARE MISSING


I’m a freelance Production Sound Engineer and have worked in theatres in London, around the UK and abroad for over twenty years. My aim with this project is to raise awareness of the plight of our industry on a local, community and national level – work, creativity, opportunities and audiences lost. Workmates become like family, and shows become a part of you – from the first day prepping the equipment at the hire company, to the last time the trailer doors close. This involuntary show-stop is something we never could have imagined. I’m taking more photographs all the time. Hopefully they are a poignant reminder of what we’ve lost and what we need to get back. I take them in the evenings when the shows should be playing - cycling across the city to theatres I’m familiar with and others I’ve never been to before. This is more than a personal project – it’s for us all – our industry is more precarious then ever and I hope this project shows people we’re still here. Ross McRoss



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