I blogged about the Mathews theatre, in some detail, in an earlier post.
This is my version of that theatre.
It is more robust than the original construction, as I have adapted my theatre design to fit it and it now has a wooden structure at the back.
It is delicately coloured, and retains a strong printed paper / graphic feeling to it.
The proscenium, scenery and the characters are made from acid free card.
The top of the proscenium is reinforced with a separate, double thickness of card, and it is supported by wooden (pine) batons at the bottom.
The front of the theatre, scenery and characters are reproductions of Victorian originals – which I have hand-coloured.
My version includes –
A safety curtain
6 pieces of scenery –
The kitchen – with side wings
A room in Cinderella’s home – with side wings
The ballroom at The Palace – with side wings
6 characters –
Cinderella and her godmother
The baron and his two other daughters
Cinderella and the Prince dancing
The Prince running after Cinderella
A Fairy and
Cinderella putting on the glass slipper, watched by the prince and his companions
There is also a kitchen table, complete with pumpkin.
In addition there is a handmade box, in which to store the scenery and characters when they are not in use.
The front is made of folded card and so the width of the stage may vary – very slightly
The stage measures approximately 1 and 5/8th inches (4.1cm) by 1 inch (2.5cm).
The top of the arch stands just over 1 and 3/4 inches (4.5cm) tall.
PLEASE NOTE –
This theatre set is handmade and contains wire.
It is not a ‘toy’, it is a ‘collector’s item’