Props are the objects handled by actors or used in dressing the stage which are carried on set or placed on the set which aren’t costumes or scenery. Props, when used, are an integral part of any play and maybe some of the audiences don’t always notice the props unless we get it dreadfully wrong and then everyone notices! The props team work hard, have perpetual headaches, suffer moderate to severe anxiety and experience sleepless nights. The size of the team will vary depending on the amount of props needed and the complexity of the production. The head of the team will usually be involved from early on by attending rehearsals and production/technical meetings. We have to know the basics of the script and the character.