Another exhibition which opened in London today is Simon Annand: The Half at the Idea Generation gallery in Shoreditch (title link). For 30 years photographer Simon Annand has worked backstage at almost every major theatrical production in London, capturing actors and actresses as they prepare to go onstage. (The 30 minutes prior to going onstage is known as "the half".) Shown is his photo of Kelly Brook, Calendar Girls, Noel Coward Theatre (2009). The exhibition runs until 8 April. If you can't make it, CLICK for The Telegraph slide show of 17 famous Thespians preparing to tread the boards.