Adventure of the Missing Manuscript – Royal Shakespeare Company

RSC propstore

Our magical and magnificent exhibition at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon has now finished having ‘gone down a storm’ with audiences from all over the world. This interactive children’s adventure and Shakespeare’s Mind exhibition was commissioned as part of the extraordinary World Shakespeare Festival that celebrated shakespeare in every language and in every possible guise. Our contribution included a Story Generating Machine that can help you create your own stories through a series of fruitmachine barrels, character cogs, genre dials and plot wheels. This machine included glimpses into the inside of Shakespeares Mind, a working periscope and was great fun to explore. Other features of the exhibition was Prosperos Alchemical Laboratory where you could test for emotion with litmus paper, follow stories through marble runs and fish for ideas. The Prop Store was full of fantastical objects and props from shakespeares plays including a full sized armoured horse costume, a giant bear, manicles, goblets, secret books, skulls, lanterns and much much more. The Costume Wardrobe was stuffed full of exquisite costumes to try on from full Elizabeth court doublet and hose (complete with ruffs and crowns) to peasants garb and jesters outfits.