Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play -
There are many different scenes in the play and to ensure that scene changes are quick it is best not to have elaborate sets. Items of furniture which can be brought on and off the stage quickly can suggest a setting. We also used free-standing cut-outs made of hardboard as backgrounds.
Don's bedroom: bedspread and pillow on rostrum, "wall" with dungeons and dragons posters, table with games equipment
Royal palace: wall hangings with royal crest attached to curtains
Snithan's castle: cut-out castle windows on rostra
Outside school: cut-out school building in distance
Plains of Guma: rocks, cut-out mountains in distance
Snithan's kitchen: table, cut-out kitchen shelves and oven
If you have a cyclorama, different coloured "skies" for the scenes on Earth and on Wuldor are effective.
The Scruffs: Warning: they will become a producer's nightmare. Ours were of several different types. Some were simply large woollen bobbles made in the normal way. Others were made from rubber balls covered in glue and then rolled in four inch pieces of wool. The former were suitable for attaching to clothing, wires and sticks to be used as puppets, while the latter bounced well and were used mainly at the end of Scene 5. Both types were given stick-on eyes and other features. The nightmare part comes when they are first introduced into your rehearsals. They are irresistible and will start appearing in every scene. Your cast will give them names and want to take them home. You will learn to hate them. The audience will love them though, so they are worth it in the end.
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