Four talented young photographers are taking rehearsal photos of our shows, after winning the RSC Key Photography Competition.

Sophie Teasdale, Ellie Merridale, Helen Dickman and Sophie Giddens all entered our photography competition by submitting an example of their best work through Instagram.

The prize was a paid commission to take rehearsal photos for one of our shows, and be mentored by a leading photographer. 

Three of the four competition winners - Sophie T, Ellie and Sophie G - have completed their commissions, taking rehearsal photos for Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet respectively. Helen will be taking photos for The Merry Wives of Windsor later on this year.

See a gallery of their rehearsal photos below:

The photographers have also answered Q&As to tell us a bit more about themselves:

Helen's photos and Q&A will follow with the rehearsals for The Merry Wives of Windsor.