Simon Annand

1958 - , United Kingdom
The Half
For the past 25 years, Annand has created a unique relationships with the actors working in London Theaters. They have allowed him to shoot them during "The Half".
Whatever theatre actors do during the day, each evening they go on stage to give a performance as “somebody else”.

The dressing room is a physical space that allows for concentration and privacy so the psychological negotiation between the actor and this fictional character can take place.

When ‘The Half’ is called over the loudspeaker backstage, it is the start of a 35 minute countdown to facing the audience and there is no escape.