The Tower has a vast archive of photos for its shows – largely prints for the earlier years and digital CDs for more recent shows. David Sprecher and Laurence Tuerk have now established a digital archive of much of this material. It contains all the photos taken in recent years on digital cameras and at least a couple of scanned prints from each show for earlier years. It would be a monumental task to scan all the prints in the archive, so the decision was taken normally to select the two best shots from each show; the others will all be retained in print form. The digital archive now consists of 50,000 photos which David has catalogued and which are all stored on Google Drive (with appropriate back-ups!).
You can see many of the pictures on the archive web pages for our past shows, but you’ll also notice that there are some gaps where we don’t have any pictures, mainly in the early years. Click here for a list of the shows for which we are missing photography. The list also includes some more recent Tower shows (particularly tours) where we don’t have much of a record. So if you can fill any gaps or have any additional interesting pictures of your own that you’d like to contribute, we’d be delighted to add them in – let us know by email in the first instance to [email protected]. (We are mainly looking for photographs of stage action, but if you have interesting social photos, then we’d be pleased to see those too).