Hewitt and Booth pipecleaners feature in a Chicago show
We were thrilled today to receive these photos of our pipecleaners premiering on stage in the show Carousel, at the Chicago Lyric. Coolflight Limited, British Theatre scenic artists, based in London, sought our help to create 5 life-size Italian pine trees, destined for the set they designed and created for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, for the Rogers & Hammerstein musical Carousel, which was on stage in April-May 2015.
Pipe cleaner coils, 15 metres long, were ordered in nutmeg for the trunk/ branches and in cedar green, emerald green and sovereign gold for the pine needles. Extra stiff wire was used to help the trees self-support on stage. We were delighted that everything got there on time, and to hear that the show (with our pipe-cleaners!) had rave reviews.
Photos courtesy of Robert Kusel & Todd Rosenberg