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Nobby Clark


Nobby Clark has been exclusive photographer to Northern Broadsides since the company's foundation. He has generously granted permission for his images of their shows to be available on this web site for educational use. For any commercial use of these images please contact Nobby Clark directly at

As a photographer, Nobby Clark has worked for the Observer, the Sunday Times, the Times and the Guardian newspapers and for all the major English theatre, opera and ballet companies including the Royal National and Royal Shakespeare Theatre companies and both the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet with such directors as Sir Peter Hall, Sir Trevor Nunn, Sir Richard Eyre, Bill Bryden, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, John Dexter and John Schlesinger. He has worked with several comedians on their live shows including Billy Connolly, Dave Allen, Rik Mayall and Ben Elton and, for Noel Gay Television, he took the photographs of the last series of ‘Red Dwarf’, which were used in the book of the making of the series.

He has been production photographer for many West-end productions including ‘American Buffalo’ with Al Pacino, Antony Hopkins in ‘M. Butterfly’, ‘A View from the Bridge’ with Michael Gambon, ‘Epitaph for George Dillon’ with Joe Fiennes and Sir Peter Hall’s production of ‘Lenny’ with Eddie Izzard. He has also been stills photographer on numerous films, including Alan Bleasdale’s ‘Jake’s Progress’ starring Julie Walters and Robert Lindsay and Diplomat Films adaptation of ‘Oliver Twist’. He also spent some time in Denver, Colorado photographing rehearsals of Sir Peter Hall’s epic ‘Tantalus’ and was production photographer for ‘Stones in his Pockets’ which transferred to Broadway.

His work on musicals encompasses a wide range of shows from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Starlight Express’ and ‘Cats’ to the award-winning American production of ‘Rent’, Cameron Mackintosh’s production of ‘Oliver’ and ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

He has had several exhibitions of his work. ‘Nobby Clark’s Theatre’ appeared at the Victoria and Albert Theatre Museum in Covent Garden and included photographs from ‘Billy Connolly’s World Tour of Australia’ and a large number of images from his work in the theatre and newspapers. This exhibition also went to the gallery at the Central School of Speech and Drama in Kings Cross. Other exhibitions include ‘Photo Call’, a collection of his work with the Observer newspaper, which toured the U.K. and then went to both Hyde Park in Sydney and the Festival of Perth in Australia.

His directing credits include a short film funded by the British Film Institute called ‘Comrade Lady’ with music by John Harle, which was shown at the Cannes Film Festival. He also directed ‘Billy Conolly’s World Tour of Australia’ and three of the films that were records of his live performances.

He have taken photographs for Mencap, Charity Projects, Comic Relief and the Rumanian Angels Trust. He also works with the students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

He recently worked with Sir Peter Hall on his latest season of plays at the Theatre Royal, Bath having been production photographer for all previous seasons. In 2007 hepresented a major exhibition of black and white photographs at the National Theatre called ‘London Blues’ which included a book and a short black and white film of the same title, shot around London and with an original jazz score by John Harle and Steve Lodder. He took this exhibition to in New York in September 2008 where he also showed an exhibition of his photographs of the Rolling Stones at Earls Court in 1976 at the GX Gallery in Camberwell, London. 'Starf*cker', a book of the photographs, was published by Oberon Books in the same year.


Nobby Clark