The Pandora’s Box Production requires very little in the way of ‘set dressing’. There are lots of short scenes and the action leaps from Mount Olympus to Epimetheus’ house to the Market Place and back again. After some discussion “ a couple of Greek Columns at the back, and something ‘plant-like’ towards the front of the stage” was agreed upon. I volunteered my two small [artificial] trees in pots, which have proved very useful in the past.
We thought that maybe a couple of cardboard tubes from the middle of rolls of carpet would be a good starting point to make the columns. So on my way past Red Carpets of Anstey, I went and asked if they had any to spare, explaining why I needed them.
The chap could not have been more helpful. He said they had fitted carpets at the school in the past, and immediately found me two rolls. Thanks!
They are still in the back of my car, while I work out exactly how I am going to turn the brown cardboard into the elegant columns!
Has anyone else ever made columns like this? any useful tips?
And more importantly, any Health and Safety suggestions for keeping the columns upright? Hermes may be wearing a helmet, but I do not want to risk anyone being injured by falling scenery!