Theatre, Portrait and Travel Photography

Zuleika Henry Photography

Letter from Mikron Theatre

Sept.6th 2016
Hi Zuleika,

Please accept my apologies for the tardy reply. I only got back from the boat on Sunday evening. It was lovely to meet you at the show. Thank you for the great photographs. I'm so impressed given the wet soggy conditions and the chaos it created! Thank you for sharing these great shots and of course for your support


Best wishes,

Marianne

Marianne McNamara

Artistic director

A short video

Dear Zuleika Please may I use your photographs of Jon Pertwee in a short YouTube video? My video is short and sweet and simply tells the story of when I met Jon Pertwee. I would like some photographs to accompany the video. I will of course credit you. The photographs are: http://www.zuleikahenry.co.uk/albums/jon-pertwee-backstage-at-wimbledon-theatre-1981/ -- Kind regards Craig

Zuleika Henry 1 hr · Back in the mists of time, one of the projects we did on our photography course was a slide show showing the development of something from start to finish. You could choose anything so long as there was an obvious change from the 1st slide to the last. Being obsessed with the theatre I thought I'd do an actor applying his make-up. I rang Jon Pertwee who was appearing at Wimbledon Theatre as Worzel Gummidge . He was happy to oblige and when I finished I gave him a framed print, of the final image. Then a couple of years ago I found some negatives I had made from the original slide (very poor quality) and with a very low res scanner, put them on my website just for a bit of nostalgia. Two days ago I was contacted by Craig Haylett who wanted to make a video to commemorate 20 years since Jon Pertwee died about how he first met his hero and wanted to use my photos. Have a look at this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRxkMef7qPk about 2.52 mins in.....it certainly brought back memories and please excuse the poor quality. Don't watch it full screen, it's not too bad small! ! Well done Craig Haylett Off Topic | When I Met Worzel Gummidge (With Some Visuals) To mark the 20th Anniversary of the passing of an extraordinary actor named Jon Pertwee, I wish to commemorate his bestest character Worzel Gummidge in this ... YOUTUBE.COM

Letter from Blue Brook Productions

Zuleika, Many thanks, as always, the photographs (for A Room For One) are great---Chris is especially pleased! All good wishes, Kevin 14/03/16


Brilliant! Thank you!, You've captured the essence - again! You've made the set look expansive too, Lovely. .. v.b. Ed

Letter from set designer

Hi Zuleika. Hope you don’t mind me contacting you directly. I designed Wendy and Peter Pan at the RSC which I think you took very beautiful photographs of. I’m exhibiting the design in a national theatre design exhibition at the start of January next year and I would like to include a couple of your images. The organisers are keen to use the tink and peter image as a postcard to promote the event…. and they have asked if it was a- possible to use the image and b- possible for me to get a larger resolution image for both of them. Also- would you be up for it? Your photos are really gorgeous. They draw out all the detail sometimes lost in the photo… so thank you- it’s for this reason they’re perfect for a designers exhibit. Hopefully hear from you soon. Thanks in advance. Colin.

Letter from costume maker

Dear Zuleika, Hello, my name is Carrie Watkins, I am a costume maker who worked as a freelance maker for the RSC on their production of Wendy and Peter. I am currently trying to create a website of my work, the pictures you have taken of the production are very beautiful. Would it be possible to use a couple of your picture that feature my work?

Twitter account

@ZuleikaHenry Lovely to meet you today. Just looked at your website. Amazing theatre work and portraits. Wow! 27 Aug 2014 18:02

Letter from York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dear Zuleika - Ian Herbert has suggested that I get in touch with you about using some images that you shot of the RSC's 1992 production of Beggar's Opera. The set and costumes were designed by Kendra Ullyart, with lighting by David Hersey, both of whom have given us permission to put the designs in the book. The book I am editing is World Scenography 1990-2005, and is the second volume of a three volume series. It is being published by the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians, an internatinal not for profit association of backstage theatre professionals and educators. ..........We will let you know presently which of your beautiful shots we would like to use.

-- Peter McKinnon Professor Department of Theatre York University 4700 Keele St Toronto, Ont M3J 1P3 Canada +1.416.736.2100 x22998

Letter from the BBC 'The One Show'

Feb 25 at 1:06 PM

Hi Zuleika, I work for the BBC and have Simon Callow on the programme this evening. Is it possible that we may be able to use the photo from your website of Simon as Falstaff?

Thanks Letitia

Feedback from my RSC Golden Oldies album

Not that your digital work isn't fab but these pics are amazing...do you think there's a quality in pre-digital that just can't be replicated?

it would be great to put your interview up in your blog/about you ...... To let others know why your photographs are so fantastic , that you capture something that no one else can!

I've just had a look at your website and most of it's contents - BRILLIANT !! So beautifully specific - something amazing in each one.

More dates for Fanny and Johnnie

The Square Club, Berkeley Square, Bristol Thursday 6th Feb. 2014

Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Camden Glos. Sat 8th Feb 2014

Bermondsey Square Hotel, London Tuesday 11th Feb 2014

Bristol Valentines special Hen and Chicken Southville Fri and Sat 14/15 Feb. 2014

The Clifton Club, Clifton, Bristol (by invitation only) Fri 16th May 2014

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year

RSC Christmas production

Just off to Stratford to photograph 'Wendy and Peter Pan'. Always a joy to do the Xmas production for the RSC!!

More responses

Website gobsmacking. You can include in testimonials, “So marvellous I didn’t recognise my own shows.” –Sheila Hannon.

I was really delighted to hear that you were called back to Stratford, did stunning work again, and were duly appreciated by your subjects, who loved their portraits. You really can "live" theatre as soon as you get a whiff of it all.

Robina Beckles-Wilson

...what a great new website you have. You are such a good photographer

Live broadcast of Richard II

Tonight, in cinemas worldwide, there will be a LIVE broadcast from The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford. David Tennant stars as Richard with Michael Pennington as John of Gaunt, Oliver Ford Davis as The Duke of York and Nigel Lindsey as Bolingbroke. Directed by Gregory Doran

Joint UK/US production of Antony and Cleopatra

Former RSC International Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney has created a stripped down, radical new version of Shakespeare’s gripping story of romance set against a world of imperial politics and power. The show will premiere in Stratford- upon-Avon, before travelling to the US for engagements in Miami and New York. This unique company has been cast in both the US and the UK and comprises five actors from each country.

Photocall in Stratford

Just off to Stratford for the photocall for Antony and Cleopatra

First responses

Hi Zu, that's a gorgeous website. Your photos are amazing. Rhiannon

Hi Zuleika, Looks great , excellent pictures Regards Geraint

Coooo.... love the David Tennant ones, better not download it as a screen saver, Sriram may not be happy! T

That is very impressive ....... Kind regards Nigel

Thanks Zuleika, the website looks great (and it's very nice to see my pictures up there!) I've shared the link on the local Equity facebook group and recommended your services. I've added you to the group as well so you can see any responses. Best wishes Gerard

It’s a fabulous website – Love Adam

Hi Zu! Your website is completely brilliant! Congratulations..............Sarah

Looks fantastic, well done. Richard

Hi Zu What a splendid body of work! Thanks for sending the link - really enjoyed seeing it all. Well done Rosie xx

Great website – well done! Penny

Looks fantabulous! What a talent you have. Hope all well with you. V.best, Ed

What fab photos. I'm in amongst the gallery with Judi Dench. Wow. Hope you're well. Kate x

Your site looks simply breath taking. Fantastic. Linda

Displayed on Equity South-West Facebook Page

Gerard Cooke," She's in Bath. She does lots of production pictures for the RSC, and Show of Strength in Bristol too. She took some headshots for me earlier this year, which are the best I've ever had done: https://www.facebook.com/anthonygerardcooke/media_set"... Many thanks Gerard Cooke for your kind words on Facebook. It's always a pleasure to photograph you.

News of Fanny and Johnnie Cradock

Great news Fanny and Johnnie will play London venues next year. Watch this space for updates.