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There are very few props used in Sully. No, the trio of performers get by with an old chair*, a rope, two beer crates, a rugby ball and a packet of cigarettes. I’m beginning to think that the cigarettes are something of a luxury. Especially in these days of smoking bans. I was thinking of suggesting some rewrites to get rid of the other bits and pieces, too. Perhaps that’s something to aim for should I write a third play that revolves around rugby league – to do it without using a ball. On the right is the model for Graham Kirk’s set design. It’s a road, in case you’re wondering.

*The chair is something of a star. As well as appearing in the premiere of Sully last year, it also featured in Richard Bean’s Up On Roof. Apparently it’s forever bothering box office for complimentary tix for dozens of furniture friends.

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