Which is like a normal emergency but, you know, more so.
I've written a scene for GW to plug a tiny gap, but it's reliant (as is so much of contemporary drama) on finding a load of those wind-up butterflies you put between the pages of a book, only for someone to open the book later on and shout 'Jeusmyheart!' and fall to the ground dead*. It's very funny. We did this at Waterstone's once, and the target got a terrible shock, but didn't actually die, which was surprising as he had a weak heart and had only just come back from hospital for that very reason. I should make it clear that we were actually trying to kill him, as he was an evil man, and his death would have raised the average goodness of human beings up by about 0.1%, which isn't a bad days work. He eventually moved to Belgium, so the effect was much the same.
Anyway, we desperately need some wind-up butterflies, by Sunday at latest (well possibly Monday), so they can be shown to the art department who will then be convinced of their brilliance and won't try and make their own version which won't be quite as good**.
I've tried online, and there's a mention of Hallmark Cards doing them, but nothing specific. Belladonna, do your museum connection have any influence here? Or if anyone else has seen any in a shop somewhere could they let me know and we can send someone round with a tenner.
UPDATE: London Butterfly House has been suggested, which is an excellent idea - closed now, but I'll ring them in the morning.
UPDATE UPDATE: We have positive confirmation (via Lauren) that Clinton's cards sell them, so that's good enough for me. So tomorrow crack squads of GW runners will comb the city for Clinton's Cards shops, buying up every wind-up butterfly they see, and throwing the Clinton's stock computer into a spin from which it will probably never recover...
Thanks to everyone for your help. I knew the power of blogging couldn't let me down.
*That's not the scene. But what I've written is almost as good, frankly.
** I mean it will be very very good, but let's try and save them the time it'll take. Sorry, Art Department didn't mean to disparage your fine work.