TV & Radio

What it’s like on the set of a Disney teen musical

A half hour drive from the appropriately named Holywood in Northern Ireland I arrive at the Montalto Estate. It’s a beautiful series of buildings, all old stone chambers, imposing beams and vibrant flowers. The flowers are luminous in fact, making the estate look as though it was given a light seasoning by a fairy, and it’s only when I get close to them I realise they’re completely fake, because today, and for the past eleven weeks, the place isn’t a wedding venue but the HQ for Disney’s new teen musical, The Lodge.