Wildside awarded contract to film London’s newest theatre
Wildside crew are no strangers to shooting drama but even we’ve held our breath during the tenser moments in our latest film about construction of London’s Bridge Theatre. When the curtain goes up in October, the 900 seat auditorium will become the first major theatre to open in the capital since before the Second World War. It’s also the first theatre to be built totally off-site using technology that will become a blueprint for similar projects around the world. There have been some challenges. The balconies are as tall as a four storey building. The building entrance is less than 10 centimetres wider than the huge trucks delivering these balconies and the even larger pre-fab walls. And the final components are due on site just one month before opening night. Pressure…..what pressure? Wildside has been commissioned by the builders of the project TAIT Stagetechnogies to capture this excitement right from the start. Two time-lapse cameras have recorded the construction at one frames per minute. Meanwhile, Wildside’s Steve Hills has been using the latest Sony FS7 camera in ultra HD to film craftsmen at work in East Anglia and follow the amazing Welsh construction team making it all happen in London. Then there are interviews with Tait designers, engineers – and of, course, with key people from the client, the London Theatre Company. We’re incredibly proud of having been awarded this contract to film a project that showcases Britain at its most creative and technically innovative best.We’re also quite proud of our hard hats, reflector jackets and even (maybe) our steel-capped boots.