Do you have any suggestions on how to create a 'peg leg' for the character Long John Silver?

Dear Ken,

I recently purchased the script Treasure Island. Do you have any suggestions on how to create a 'peg leg' for the character Long John Silver? Nothing is mentioned in the script.

Thank you,

Venice


Ken replies:


Dear Venice,

Thanks for your inquiry. In the past, we've had the actor tie his leg up in the back (bend at the knee and tie the ankle around the thigh), and then add a costume piece to create the peg leg. Provided you have the right costume piece, this should work well. Alternatively, for the London production, the actor had a costume piece that fit over his real leg to make it looks like a peg leg.

I hope this helps. There are a few photos and videos available on the Treasure Island page of the website, if you'd like to take a look at what others have done.

All best wishes,

Ken

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