Get Up-Close With the Props Behind the Mayhem of The Play That Goes Wrong
The Stage Right Props Table. All props taken on from stage right are set here at the top of the show. Behind the table is the maintenance area where broken items are fixed.
More Props Shelves. On the top right corner of the unit is a convex mirror to allow people walking out to see if the downstage curtains are open before they come around the corner.
Everything set for the top of the show. Liquid filled glasses are covered with paper towel to stop anything going in them and the pens are set on a test sheet so they can be tested before being brought on stage.
The Blunderbuss. With detachable barrel for a joke later in the show.
The Inspector's attaché case - I've hurt myself on this prop more than any other I think! I've taken a sharp latch to the finger and a hard corner to the groin!
The LEDGERS! Although there's only one ledger in the narrative, we use three different ones in the show, one normal for opening and reading, one glued shut for when it's thrown and one heavy wooden one to get a good sound when it's banged into things.
You can see the woodgrain through the paint in the ledger on the left from this distance but from the audience they look identical.
The Keys. These are gigantic to they can be seen clearly from the back of the Lyceum's 900 seat auditorium.
We use two Vases in the show. One real glass and one sugar glass (or breakaway glass) this is swapped in at the interval and used so the vase breaks easily and safely. Can you guess which one is which?
The Stretcher. Set at the top of the show, heavy metal poles for strength and the canvas is connected to them with Velco for when it needs to tear.