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Assistant Director Anthony Almeida on the props that didn't make the cut...

In The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary! rehearsals this week we've been playing with what makes the perfect prop. We remembered how the ever welcoming hoteliers at Fawlty Towers always used them to deliver just the degree of wit needed to complete a scene. The branch thrashing car moment - one of the series most iconic scenes - was nearly scrapped altogether because of the wrong kind of tree branch...

Basil Attacks His Car - Fawlty Towers - BBC

So here are some of our very own tree branches that didn't make the cut...

Props that didn't make the cut...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Props that didn't make the cut...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Props that didn't make the cut...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Props that didn't make the cut...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Props that didn't make the cut...