Mozart production is desperately seeking old wooden wheelchair

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 August, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 August, 2009, 12:00am

A local theatre troupe desperately needs a rare prop for its September production. The Hong Kong Players will be staging Sir Peter Shaffer's award-winning drama Amadeus - most famously turned into a movie of the same name that won eight Academy awards and three nominations in 1985 - about the life and death of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Despite searching every theatrical property outlet and medical centre in town, the group cannot find an old-fashioned wooden wheelchair appropriate to the period.

'The story dates back to the [18th and] 19th century, and while we realise we may not be able to get our hands on something quite that old, we wonder if anyone has such a thing or knows where we might find one. I know it's a strange request,' Teri Fitsell, spokeswoman for the theatre troupe, said.

So, if anyone has such a wheelchair, the Players hope they will call Teri on 9852 2668.

If you can't help but want to see the show, it will be staged from September 14 to 19 (7.30pm nightly, plus a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday) at the Art Centre's Shouson Theatre. Tickets are HK$280 through Urbtix from next Friday. Or contact the Players directly at