Never-before-seen photographs of actors including Phoebe Waller-Bridge, David Tennant and Helen Mirren are to feature in a major new exhibition.
Throughout his career, leading portrait photographer Simon Annand has photographed actors in the half-hour before they go on stage as part of a series called The Half.
Performers who have previously been photographed by Annand include Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Daniel Craig and Jude Law.
This latest exhibition will include 74 photographs that have never been seen before of stars including Waller-Bridge, Tennant, Mirren, Sheila Atim, Meera Syal, Maggie Smith and Stephen Fry.
The exhibition will run at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield from September 7 to February 1, 2020, to celebrate the organisation’s 25th anniversary.
Other performers to feature will include Lenny Henry, Priscilla Presley, Lily James, Gillian Anderson and Ruth Negga.
Annand said: “The 35 minutes before curtain up is a private time and the access that has been granted is exceptional.
“Unlike the preparation for an actor on a film set, where there are extended periods of waiting to be called, the theatre demands that he or she be ready at a fixed time and this is repeated each day.
“There is no escape and the discipline required is intense. I hope the exhibition shows how this is done and the many different ways it is achieved.”