The details are not the details. They make the design. Charles Eames
If you have ever sat in the audience and felt totally immersed in the setting and period of the play, it is not by accident. A team of people work tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure that every detail is correct.
Are the costumes correct for the period? When did we change from white £5 notes? Can you have a Tiffany lamp in a play from the 1850’s? All these and more are constantly being considered in order to make the production believable when it reaches the stage.
But it is not just the small items that make the difference. Occasionally it can be something large that can make the focal point of a stage set…
The picture was painted on gauze (adding an extra level of complexity to an already immense task for Colin), as opposed to canvas so that it could be faded out during different scenes in the production. When complete, the painting was incorporated into the set (designed by play director Mr Brian Hadley).