SCENERY PAINTING FOR THE AMATEUR MUSICAL THEATRE and PANTOMIME
|THE BOYFRIEND page two|
|Designed by Donald O'Brien,
Scenic Artist Brian Willis.
Performed by Portrush Music Society at the Riverside Theatre Coleraine. (1992)
The Drawing- Room. And here is that background (see previous page) in use behind the central doorway. This is a thrust stage with the audience sitting well round to both right and left so any backing has to be quite long to account for this angle of view. That's why you cannot see the big plant stands in this frontal view, but they were needed for the audience on the sides.
|Footnote. This scenery was built in a man's garage and moved out into his drive to be covered with tarpaulins until ready to be shipped to the theatre. This meant the timber got very damp and we had to contend with very bad warping. The return to the left of the doorway was over a foot out between the top and the bottom as you can see by the light reflecting off the top.|
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