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A Trojan effort at the Fort
7:00am Friday 11th January 2013 in News
ARTIST Lynn MacRitchie is set to film her latest video installation at East Tilbury’s Coalhouse Fort.
Lynn’s production The Towers of Ilium is inspired by the Trojan War, a famous conflict in Greek mythology when the Achaeans waged war against the city of Troy, after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband, the king of Sparta, Menelaus.
The artist is keen to recruit residents from Thurrock to play the role of the Trojans in the procession for the video.
A spokesman for the project, which is being filmed in April, said: “This exciting project will use the landscape of Coalhouse Fort as a stunning backdrop to a dramatic procession, reflecting the history of the site and weaving classical tales of heroes and war together with Thurrock’s past.”
Anyone who is interested in taking part can find out more at a special free workshop on Saturday, February 2, at the Thameside Theatre in Grays, from 2pm until 6pm.
The spokesman added: “To volunteer for a part as a Trojan no previous performing experience is necessary, just a willingness to have a go and a desire to be part of something unique and exciting.
“The workshop will include some simple movement exercises for those wishing to be considered as performers.”
Places for the workshop must be booked in advance by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org Loose and comfortable clothing should be worn on the day.
For more information about Lynn MacRitchie and the project, log on to www.lynnmacritchie.com