Theatre Prop Maker is run by Beckie May, a degree trained propmaker and scenic artist based in North Yorkshire, with 17 years of theatre and television experience. Specialist skills as a prop maker include puppets, soft props, upholstery, latex work, wooden structures, polystyrene carving, plasters, silicone and resins. As a trained designer she can also offer scale models and technical drawings. As a scenic artist Beckie is accomplished with floor cloths, backcloths, sets and furniture alike, using all the usual skills such as faux finishes, wood graining, rusting, ageing, marbling, textured work as well as replicating more complicated geometric designs or patterns.
"The quality of Beckie's prop making is exemplary. She has a brilliant ability to take a designer's brief, and acheive it perfectly with due regard to both practicality and budget." Matt Noddings, Production Manager at Soho Theatre, London
"Beckie May's work as a prop maker and scenic artist is of the highest standard. Her knowledge of techniques and finishes is very comprehensive and she applies them with the sensitivity of an artist. Beckie May will go a long way to find the correct finish to suit your design. All of this and she is a joy to work with"Patrick Connellan, Theatre Designer and Senior Lecturer in Theatre Design at Nottingham Trent University.