From the Wings, Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weaving, Waiting for Godot, gouache. Courtesy of Nicholas Harding

Drawn to Theatre

Artist Nicholas Harding has self-published a superb book of theatre sketches called From the Wings. He tells Jo Litsonhow Hugo Weaving opened the door to the rehearsal room for him, and why his wife Lynne Watkins suggested he publish the sketches after he recovered from cancer.

In 2013, while Nicholas Harding was undertaking an artist residency in Paris, a Swiss theatre company set up a pop-up Globe next to his studio. Harding could see the theatre through the studio window, and found himself drawn to watching the actors as they hung...