The set is up, everyone. And it is PRETTY COOL.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the genius of Adam Hammond. These are the panels for the Act I set, in more or less the real configuration. We didn’t measure anything last night; we’ll nail all that down today when we have the lights. There’s Venus, in the center, with Portraits on the left and Opulence on the right.
And here’s Act II:
We have the window on the left, Portraits next to it, Fireplace on the right, and then Opulence. Awesome continuity on the wood paneling on Window and Portraits, everyone. So this is one side of the Morning Room at the Chilterns’ house. We see the other side of it in Act IV. But between III and IV, of course, we take a little detour to Lord Goring’s house, and as we know, when it comes to fashion, Lord Goring doesn’t play around:
This set was inspired by Whistler’s Peacock Room, officially known as “Harmony in Blue and Gold.” The bookcase panel is also used in IV, so it looks the most…mundane. Fireplace is also in the Morning Room. In the middle, though, we have a panel inspired by the Peacock Room ceiling, and then one featuring peacock details and Goring’s collection of objets d’art. Behind that is the bookcase that you pass on your way into the smoking room.
I want to thank Adam Hammond for designing a beautiful set that, as far as we could tell last night, works perfectly and is entirely safe. I also want to thank him, Corinna, Dan Heinz, Gyuri, Helen, Meara, and Paul for executing the most efficient and least painful build-in I can ever recall participating in. We are READY FOR TECH NIGHT! WOOOOOOOOT!!!!!