We always use a shopping trolley to bring the stuff on and off. We always begin with "Thank you Morrisons" as we wheel it on and "Put em all back in the trollley!" as we tidy up - Buttons normally ends up in the trolley too.
Hiding the props as "impromptu" gags works really well - but do rehears it. We normally use audience members as hiders - especially those that have already been named! "Clive, I thought I could trust you".... "Sally, trust you to get the bra..." etc.
We use the toilet rolls on 12 days (with the tune for gold rings still) and actually throw them individually into the audience - paper trailing!
This leaves 5 free for five cold wings - a running gag of the King to come on eating a Nando's.
Whatever you do it's great fun but my advice is rehearse it well -even the cock ups - it's a show stopper!
: I did the 12 days routine year before last,
: the props are simply just 5 standard toilet
: rolls on a rope cord, as long as the loop is
: big enough for who ever working with the
: prop to get it out into the audience!
: remember its gotta get back to the stage as
: well, Also a little tip clue the end of the
: rolls down so they don't open up in mid
: All other props just be logical in the ones
: you pick ie two football tops is easier than
: two kitchen sinks for instance.
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: Hello to all in Pantoland. Looking for hints
: and tips. I'm directing a show with this
: routine in it. Never done it before. Any
: helpful tips, particularly around the
: design, make, throwing and catching of the
: "5 toilet rolls"? Things like size
: and weight of rolls, spaced evenly or loose
: on string, overall diameter etc. And
: throwing techniques! Thanks!