It's not just the large pieces you need to remember. All sets need small, seemingly insignificant pieces of wood and fabric (blocks, sticks to stir paint, sticks to fill in gaps etc), multiple buckets of paint, trays of screws and nails, drills and their chargers and every workman's tool you can think of. You don't really want to forget one as it's a 40 minute drive back to the Warehouse to get it later in the week!
Well, Sally and I had some rummaging to do in the Warehouse. I was looking for some costume pieces for another production, and Sally was looking for last minute items of furniture. The Warehouse is an Aladdin's Cave of treasures and it takes a lot of foraging and digging down the narrow pathways, carefully squeezing your way between precarious towers of furniture to find what you are looking for. You do have to be very delicate, I once moved the wrong tray and caused a sofa avalanche.
Oh - does the turret by Sally's feet look familiar? It's from the set of Wyrd Sisters!
Where we promptly need to empty the carefully packed van and get everything into the Theatre through the loading door.
The loading door that is 10 foot off street level on a road with no pavement.
Once everything is in then the real work starts as the set starts to be pieced together like a giant jigsaw puzzle with no picture to follow.There was originally a picture, but Derek thinks he left it behind at the Warehouse.
We were ready to go and we knew we had to be on fire as the house numbers were looking, well, full.