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These Photos Show How Fucking Hard It Is To Put On A Theatre Show

Three hundred square meters of plywood and a ton of hard work.

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Tom Stoppard's highly-acclaimed play Arcadia is taking over the Sydney Opera House this February.

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In the lead up to opening night, set builder Boaz Shemesh took his iPhone behind the scenes to reveal how he made the stage look like a British country estate from 1809, as well as when the time jumps to the 1990s.

“Every set we build offers its own complexities. For Arcadia the whole set sat on a ramped stage. This meant that the doors on each side wall would want to slam shut!” Shemesh told BuzzFeed.

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And his favourite spot to watch the play? From the sidelines.

"My favourite angle to view the Arcadia set is looking across the stage through the side doors. It's a view the public wouldn't get to experience," Shemesh said.

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