Saturday, 27 June 2009
Finding the Lady of Shalott
From the outset of the project it was our intention to find all our stars, cast, locations and craftspeople locally (here in Lincolnshire). However, we feared that our search for an actress to play the Lady of Shalott, who we wanted to look like the model in the famous John William Waterhouse painting, was going almost impossible. We began by getting our local paper, The Lincolnshire Echo, to run the story and started putting up posters. Well, actually, we only put up one poster, in the Ice Cream Parlour on Lincoln’s Bailgate, just before the beautiful and talented Victoria Rigby popped in following rehearsals in Lincoln Cathedral...and the rest is history!
Sometimes we feel as though the gods are on our side!