A THEATRE in Malvern has been lit up in red as part of a campaign to save the industry.

The Theatre of Small Convenience in Malvern was lit up by Chris Hollier as part of the #LightItInRed campaign.

He said: "I am a director of photography and lighting director working in the television industry.

"I approached the current custodians of the Theatre of Small Convenience to enquire about the possibility of illuminating the exterior of the Theatre on August 11 as part of the #LightItInRed #WeMakeEvents campaign to raise awareness of the campaign.

"I thought it would be a lovely story for the campaign to include one of the smallest theatres in the world alongside over 700 other buildings lit in red across the country from the Albert Hall to smaller regional performance spaces."

Mr Hollier offered to install his own equipment to light the exterior of the building using waterproof battery powered lighting fixtures in-case the weather changed and so he could be self sufficient without having to draw on any of the theatres resources or staff.

He added: "I took along my stills camera and shot a stop motion animation of the #LightItInRed logo outside the theatre.

"This involved using a clever bit of lighting/photography kit which creates imagery using a stick of LED lights which you move whilst the camera is fired remotely on a long exposure.

"I shot multiple long exposures over approximately 2 hours and then edited them together to give the illusion that the logo was dancing or “performing” outside of the venue.

"I was onsite for approximately three hours from 8-11pm lighting the building and doing the stop motion animation and was visited by the former custodian of the theatre Dennis Neale showing his support for the theatre."