First Look Photos of 'The Cardinal' by James Shirley, opening on the 26th April at the Southwark Playhouse. Directed by Justin Audibert

Here's a selection of my photos of the director, Justin Audibert, the two leads, Stephen Boxer and Natalie Simpson, and the whole cast in early rehearsals of Troupe Theatre Company's new production of 'The Cardinal' by James Shirley. Written in 1641, it was one of the last plays staged in England before Oliver Cromwell’s ban on theatre. With remarkably lucid and fast-paced dialogue, it is the captivating story of a religious monster and his relentless pursuit of power. To book tickets go to the Southwark Playhouse's website.