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Case Study: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels


Greg Yates for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Australia

Services provided:

Theatre Sets


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels


Theatre Royal, Sydney

The brief:

Greg Yates engaged SRC to provide custom-built set elements and rental drapes for the theatre production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

How it was brought to life:

SRC constructed four custom false prosceniums for the stage. Each of these had custom CNC cut detail and were encased in blue velvet. All four varied in size, the largest being 11 metres wide x 6.8 metres high.

Along with the prosceniums, SRC custom-built a large curved staircase, equipped with wheels for increased movability and a removable wall to fit its side. It stood 4 metres wide by 3.3 metres high. The team was provided with a concept drawing to work from, and having never built a curved staircase like it before, the SRC CAD and construction team had to problem solve how to design and build it in a way that was easily transportable; as it couldn’t be moved as one piece. The end product was built, packed down and rebuilt again on stage. The staircase was also scenic painted by one of SRC’s talented artists.

Taking approximately 16 hours to bump in and bump out at every destination, SRC also provided:

  • Two 3.3 metre high mobile balconies were also constructed by the team, along with a fence.

Finally, SRC also supplied a broad range of drapes:

  • Blue drapes for the wings and header
  • Star cloth
  • These had to be modified to open and close in a particular way.
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