Exposure: New musical in partnership with Getty Images that explores the seven deadly sins through photography
Musical premieres on 16th July to 27th August 2016 at St. James Theatre, London. The production features iconic and compelling imagery from Getty Images.
The World Premiere of Exposure The Musical – Life through a Lens opens in London’s St. James Theatre on 16th July until 27th August, 2016. Exposure is a musical tale, set in London, produced in partnership with Getty Images that tells the story of a young photographer who is tasked with capturing the seven deadly sins on camera.
In the musical, the young photographer Jimmy Tucker faces an exciting challenge when a stranger asks him to find and shoot everything from greed to envy. Through encounters with girlfriends, family history and the cult of the celebrity, it is revealed that there is more at stake than just money.
Bringing the set to life, Exposure The Musical has a unique partnership with Getty Images, the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world. The production will include iconic and compelling photographs from Getty Images’ expansive collection of over 200 million assets.
Matthew Butson, Vice President, Getty Images Archive says: “Imagery is a universal language and Exposure is a great example of how visuals can be used to tell powerful stories. We are thrilled to partner with Exposure and are extremely excited at the prospect of our imagery being used – both creatively and innovatively – within a theatrical setting.”
The new musical was written by Mike Dyer, with Quentin Russell as script consultant and dramaturgy by Phil Willmott, who is also directing this world premiere. Mike Dyer has also written the lyrics and music with co-writers Philip Cohen, Vince Hudson, Fred Johanson, Clayton Moss, Charles Olins, Sara Eker Peller, Mark Street and Adrian Wyatt.
Exposure The Musical runs from 16 July to 27 August with performances at 7.30pm Monday-Saturday and an additional showing on Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 22 March, 2016.
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About Getty Images:
Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world, with over 200 million assets available through its industry-leading sites www.gettyimages.com and www.istock.com. The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in almost 200 countries and is the first place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful content from the world’s best photographers and videographers. Getty Images works with over 200,000 contributors and hundreds of image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 130,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world’s deepest digital archive of historic photography. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of still and moving imagery in communication and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life. For company news and announcements, visit our Press Room, and for the stories and inspiration behind our content, visit Stories & Trends. Find Getty Images on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
Further detail about Exposure The Musical:
Young photographer Jimmy Tucker faces the biggest and most exciting challenge of his life when a stranger commissions him to find and shoot the seven deadly sins alive and kicking in modern London.
But in a break-neck race through the night, a series of extraordinary encounters involving girlfriends, family history and the intoxicating cult of celebrity begin to reveal that there’s a whole lot more at stake than just money.
Weaving a breathtaking, contemporary score around a dazzlingly witty portrait of the price of fame, EXPOSURE is an electrifying and brilliantly original new musical that will capture your heart…and just maybe your soul.
Exposure The Musical – Life Through A Lens will have set and video design by Timothy Bird, costume design by Carla Goodman, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Ben Harrison, musical direction by Mark Collins and casting by Anne Vosser. Casting for Exposure The Musical – Life Through A Lens will be announced shortly.
Exposure The Musical – Life Through A Lens is produced by Camera Theatre Productions Ltd.
Mike Dyer (Book, Lyrics & Music) has extensive experience in the music industry both as a performer and writer. He has toured the world as a singer with his own bands Tokyo and Rhode Island Red, performing with world class acts including Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Black Sabbath. As a writer he has worked with star names including Diana Ross, Huey Lewis and Eric Clapton. He played the Narrator in the multi-award winning musical Blood Brothers, with further stage work including Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate/Caiaphas) and Notre Dame de Paris (Frollo/ Quasimodo). Mike is also known for playing Casey Hogan, in EastEnders.
Phil Willmott (Director/Dramaturg) is a multi-award winning director, artistic director, playwright, composer, librettist, teacher, dramaturg, arts journalist and actor. He has worked in theatres across the world on everything from classical drama, musicals and family shows to cabaret and cutting edge new writing including notable productions at Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible, The National Theatre Studio, Nottingham Playhouse, in the West End and for ten years as an associate artist at B.A.C. He is Artistic Director of his own multi award winning theatre company The Steam Industry (incorporating The Finborough Theatre and The Scoop amphitheatre on the South Bank) and also works as a broadcaster, arts journalist, playwright, lyricist and composer. He’s been a recipient of a Peter Brook award for innovation and entertaining theatre for his classical and family shows, a UK Theatre Award for outstanding musical production, WhatsOnStage award nominations for best regional and Off West End productions, a Brooks Atkinson/Royal Court award in New York for playwriting and 4 Spirit of Broadway Awards.