Shakespeare’s Globe desperately seeks skeleton of a wooden boat
We have an unusual request this week from Shakespeare’s Globe and Chichester Festival Theatre. Production designers are looking for the skeleton of a wooden boat which will make up a pivotal part of the set for Pitcairn, a Richard Bean play set on Pitcairn Island. It’s "a brutal telling of the colonisation of the remote island of Pitcairn by the Bounty mutineers".
Just the spine of a wooden boat, and a few ribs of hull are needed to give the background effect of a boat being built – part of the onstage action. The completed boat to be used in the final scene is 8 ft 2” x 3 ft 8" say the producers, so the unfinished boat should be of similar size. The budget for the boat skeleton is £150 to £200 but there is an offer to include a thank you mention in the printed programme for whoever can help with this unusual prop.
If you think you can provide the shell of a wooden boat suitable for Pitcairn, please contact Lou Ballard on 0781009 5586, [email protected].
Pitcairn is a co-production between Out of Joint, Chichester Festival Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe.