Everything you see on stage during a performance needs to be planned and well thought out. It definitely goes for the performances from the actors, but it also goes towards the other, less obviously elements of a show. It's the Production Manager's and Stage Manage's job to make sure that everything is created to the director's vision.
As part of creating the world of the Librarians, we've had to build a small section of the Lional Tindergast Community Library where the action takes place. Even with only such a small space, we've painted around 350 books that stack on shelves and that live in piles around the space. It's been a huge effort on the part of the cast to paint every single one of the books. Below are a couple of pictures of the set at different stages into the final product. They look amazing on stage, and even though they were a nightmare to make, they were worth all the hard work.
The Librarians showcases many of the talents that we're developing in the Minotaur Theatre Company. Not only will be performance include music, singing and a bookload of dark comedy, puppets make an appearence to provide an inhuman presence on stage. For this production, we created two puppets: The Grim Reader and the Book Monster. See Director, Lewis Garvey's, artwork below.
THE GRIM READER
Click below to watch a quick snapshot of who is making the Grim Reaper and how it was going half way through the rehearsal process.
Ed Jones and Harry Denniston discuss how they've been creating the music for Minotaur's production of The Librarians.
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