Theatre is our first love and speciality.
You could say it's in our water. Byll was first involved with putting water on a stage in Glasgow in 1956, and we have been diluting it all around the world ever since. We believe Water Sculptures to be the 'go to' theatre experts.
Getting the flow right, creating waterfalls, providing good old Northern weather (rain, mist, fog etc) controlling the drips (whether they be water or fake blood), building tanks sub stage or on stage, is all part of our remit. And of course stringent filtration is put in place, with water heating not surprisingly being a popular optional extra!
We naturally work a lot in London, as well as in provincial theatres. Chichester Festival Theatre is a regular of ours, they do seem to love their water down there! Some hugely successful productions have gone on from there to the West End and beyond. Most recently Chekovs transferred to The National and Half a Sixpence is transferring in October.
As well as our work in the UK we have travelled to some very interesting countries with our design and installation service for the spectacular rain scene rain for the famous song in "Singin' in the rain". Sweden, Norway, and Poland were the first foreign productions, then after a successful British tour it's next journey was to Japan. It is currently in the Far East en route to South Africa.. So successful has the revival been, the show has just finished in Moscow and is part way through a year long tour of Australia!
They seem to like us in New York too! Having built up a great reputation over there for our skills and knowledge, we were credited in the New York Times for the downpour for Frank Langella's 'King Lear'. Sir Kenneth Branagh's ' Macbeth' at Park Avenue Armory was another success . Radio City's Spring Spectacular in 2015 featured a torrential downpour with the famous Rockettes tap dancing in the rain. We went back for their 2016 Summer Spectacular too! We oversaw the installation of the rain/blood effects for "A view from the bridge" which transferred to NY then Los Angeles, and is due to travel to Washington DC very soon. Another coup for Water Sculptures!