Rehearsals and acoustic sound tests on stage in Milton Keynes Theatre and ongoing construction work in the theatre.
This film appears to be rehearsals or acoustic sound tests on stage in Milton Keynes Theatre. The last ten minutes are of the ongoing construction work in the theatre.
Throughout this section the film zooms in and out of the stage and pans around the auditorium. There are a few people watching , some of whom are in high visibility vests. The film starts with a man and woman stood talking on the stage about acoustics to an unseen audience. Their discussion is indistinct. It cuts after 38 seconds to two men playing Scottish reels on bag pipes.
00:03:22 the film cuts to a man on the stage talking about mathematics and his theorem.
00:07:52 the film cuts to a woman reciting the poem ‘Silent is the House’ by Emily Bronte and a speech from act 1 scene 3 of As You Like It.
00:10:45 the camera cuts to a young man and young woman on the stage acting out a scene from a play. They pause to ask for direction. We then see the young man singing ‘Old Man River’ and then ‘Stars’ from Les Miserable.
00:15:36 the film cuts to a young man with a clarinet. He tunes it and then plays an unknown piece. He is followed by an older gentleman playing the guitar, he plays two unknown pieces and is then asked to move about the stage while he plays, he does this and then they discuss where the sound quality is better.
00:21:38 the film cuts to show the man who talked about mathematics and the woman who recited the poem. They each read from a list of words.
00:25:28 the film cuts for 12 seconds and resumes showing plans of the artwork by Edward Allington that is painted around doors at the theatre. The camera zooms in and out of the pieces. We then see Lily Van der Stokker and a man painting her mural.
00:29:52 the film cuts to a view inside the foyer of the theatre. It is still under construction with scaffolding up and cherry pickers on site. We cut to an outside view of the main entrance looking back into the theatre. The film cuts back indoors and focuses on a note written on a board before changing to a view of men working on the floor. We then see the glass waiting to be installed and the view of the work from the outside and the construction site.
The film ends at 00:34:38