I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle based on the novel by Dodie Smith Book and lyrics Teresa Howard music Steven Edis

Thursday, 26 June 2008


Yesterday I had breakfast with designer Marie-Jeanne Lecca.  She had read POSSESSED and is interested in designing for the show.  Strangely enough she has just completed a job designing costumes for a production of Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde which is going to be opening in Germany in the New Year.  The costumes were spectacularly beautiful, each one a work of art, created with great depth of thought and imagination.  The costume pictured here is from her Ring Cycle for Covent Garden Opera House in 2004.  It is part of an exhibition at the V & A, which I must go and see.

Marie-Jeanne's studio was a treasure trove of books, pictures, masks and objects from all the shows she has worked on over the years.  Looking through her designs and photographs of productions she had worked on I felt so excited and inspired.  POSSESSED, with its Pre-Raphaelite setting is a designers dream and to work with someone as creative as Marie-Jeanne would be amazing!

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