Wolf Man Again
I went down again this morning to get a closer look at the set. It’s all ‘put away to one side,’ but you can see quite a lot and the security men are desperate to chat about it to anyone who passes by. The extra ‘walls and gates’ are made out of wood – but even up close they’re very convincing. Seems rather a shame to think they’ll all go on the bonfire afterwards.
You can get very close during the day, and that might be a good time to see stuff. This afternoon they’ll be rehearsing a stunt where a guy (the Wolf Man?) will leap from the tower above the Painted Hall. It will be shot tonight.
The best place to see it by night seems to be the Thames Path, by the King’s Steps. From the street there are giant arc lights between the set and the public which make the Nosey Parker’s job more difficult, but the path, though a long way away, has a clear-ish view. I also stood at the Park Row end, looking from the gates, but got quite a lot of hassle from a very jumped-up security guard.
Also lovely were the extras (over 170 of them last night, I was told) who were happy to pose for me, even though I was clambering up the wall and clinging onto the railings to get the shot.
Do get down and see this free show while you can – today, especially, seems like a good opportunity. Then we can all sit in the cinema at Wolf Man and point and shout “that’s Greenwich” every five seconds, to the annoyance of everyone else.