Props are terrible things designed by demons to be forgotten, tripped over or left on stage when they should be removed.
Props should be kept to an absolute minimum – unless you’ve got a well-trained army of guerrilla stage hands ever ready to ambush a wine glass lingering into a scene set in a hospital (etc etc) – but even then – there still comes a time when the revolting critters have to be rounded up and plonked on the props table.
Luckily Shakespeare pretty much wrote everything to bellowed at the gallery without too much palaver.
The worst thing we’re facing is working out exactly what he means by a fardel (it’s the box – the damn box) and the best thing is that there’s only 20 or so small items on our list…
Although – we may be in denial about the prospect of finding Rosemary and Rue in Glasgow.
Come and see if we succeed next week! We open on Wednesday 24th February it runs until Saturday 27th.