Harlem Hotel by Luxembourg photographer Vio Dudau

Theatre photography: Harlem Hotel

This week, 16-20 November 2016, you can see the Harlem Hotel, a lovely play by Pirates Productions, at Gasperich Church Hall, in Luxembourg. The show is set in a New York hotel in the early ’70s, featuring a cast of colourful characters and classic jazz, funk, soul and pop numbers from that period. The evening will be staged in cabaret style – the action takes place not just in front of the audience, but also around it. The public is invited to take a seat in the restaurant, have a meal and/or drinks, while the show is happening on the stage, around the …

What a Lovely War - Luxembourg - photographer Vio Dudau

Theatre photography: Oh, What a Lovely War

This Friday, at the Kulturhaus in Mersch, I had the chance to photograph a wonderful play called “Oh, What a Lovely War”, a New World Theatre Club production, written by Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop back in 1963 and directed by Julie Fraser. I was delighted by the impressive act of such a large and diverse cast (29 people of all ages on the stage). “Oh, What a Lovely War” is an epic musical about World War I, and, while the play itself amused me, I must confess that I was moved by the painful truths it revealed about war …

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