Southwick props crew need 1950s carry-cot

HAVE you got a 1950s bassinet tucked away that you don’t mind lending out to help a Southwick theatre production?

The props crew at The Southwick Players are having trouble finding an authentic portable carry-cot from the period for their black comedy, Losing Louis.

Sally Diver said: We have one from the ’70s but it just isn’t right and someone is bound to notice.

“Period details are so important and it’s funny how something like that can ruin a show for an audience member.

“We try really hard to get it right, but sometimes we just can’t get hold of the correct pieces, because they become rarer over time.

“We really would appreciate any help as we have exhausted our normal avenues.”

If someone can come up with the right item, they will be offered a free pair of tickets to see the show as a thank-you.

Contact Anita Shipton on 01273 494325 if you can help. Collection of the carry-cot can be arranged.

Directed by Ron Common, Losing Louis opens at The Barn Theatre, Southwick Street, Southwick, on Wednesday, April 10, and runs until Saturday, April 13, at 7.30pm daily.

As it contains adult material, it is not suitable for children. Tickets are £10-£11 and can be booked on 01273 597094. Visit for more information.