Rehearsals are under way for our next production in October, Tom Stoppard’s excellent play Arcadia which is about, among other things, romantic gardens, forgotten duels, lost poets, dwarf dahlias and the effect of sex on mathematically predictable events! It’s considered to be his “masterpiece”, and is not to be missed.
Half of the play is set in a country mansion in 1809 and involves old books and furniture. We are gathering many of these but a few items are especially challenging! In particular we need:
- a sketchbook, some ledgers and portfolios to hold drawing and records, which are described as “leather-bound” but something convincingly would suffice
- exercise books which look sufficiently “period”
- a tray, spirit lamp and kettle arrangement – any of those would be useful
- ink well and pens