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DIY Matilda Magic Manual

Build custom magic props for Roald Dahl's MATILDA the musical.

Designed and created by Steven Abusch
Costume Design by Jill Abusch
The Play Group Theatre, May, 2019

Make The Play Group Theatre's audience mesmerizing props yourself with the DIY Matilda Magic Manual! Theatrical designer Steven Abusch walks you through the step by step construction of each of these professional effects - on an amateur budget! Each book includes shopping list, cut list and illustrated assembly instructions. These easy to follow digital manuals are available to support world wide productions. To order PGT's DIY Matilda Magic Manual for your production, use the Rental Request Form or Order Online for fast and convenient service. Order Online >>




The Play Group Theatre's MATILDA chalkboard prop looks like a regular chalkboard, can be written on with chalk - but most importantly allows for magic chalk that "writes" the warning to Agatha Trunchbull at the end of the musical. Operated by tech crew or actors behind the prop, the chalkboard magic combines two effects - real looking 'chalk' that moves across the chalkboard at will and lettering that remains virtually invisible until revealed to your audience in concert with the chalk effect. Add a chalk writing sound effect and make the astonishing effect even more magical! See it in action: video >>

The easy to operate cake prop disappears in sections right into its own platter/table. Add frosting to the top of the cake preshow and it looks downright delicious. See it in action: video >>

The magic cup prop tips, rotates on end and tips over at will. It can be installed in any prop table/cart with a 3/4" plywood top. (requires cutting a custom hole in the table top) See it in action: video >>

These essential magic props will give your production of MATILDA, the musical or MATILDA Jr. an impressive edge and leave your audience in puzzled disbelief!

To order PGT's DIY Matilda Magic Manual for your production, use the Rental Request Form or Order Online for fast and convenient service. Order Online >>

For more info on PGT publication and prop rentals, please contact our rentals coordinator at rentals@playgroup.org or (914) 946-4433.

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