The blog for Priscilla Queen of the Desert has a posting about making the props for the show. It’s terribly short, but it does spend some time talking to Damian Edwards, one of the prop makers. He has an interesting quote:
Making a prop for theatre is a very different proposition to making one for film. In films props are only usually used for that day and are thrown together quite quickly. In theatre the props have to be a lot sturdier as they will be used in hundreds of performances.