Fingers crossed for clear skies as Ludlow Festival gets set for the big opening (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Fingers crossed for clear skies as Ludlow Festival gets set for the big opening
4:40pm Thursday 21st June 2012 in News
Ludlow Festival look promising but organisers are still crossing their fingers for good weather.
Liz Hyder, one of the organisers of the festival which starts on Saturday, said advance sales are similar to this time last year despite an increasing tendency for people to book late.
However visitors and locals who pay on the day remain important and the fear is poor weather will put them off.
“The weather's certainly important to us as it is with any other outdoor event at the moment,”
“We're certainly hoping for blue skies and white clouds for the whole of the Festival fortnight.
"However, even if the weather's not ideal, there's still plenty of entertainment around town as well as with our outdoor events – there’s a whole range of fantastic music at St Laurence's and theatre, film, music and more at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms.
“And there's extra too of course, our Fringe Festival is taking part in venues across the town.”
Actors and technicians involved with the main event at Ludlow Festival have arrived in the town and are staying in various accommodation.
Friends of the Festival have also opened their homes to people who will be working in the town for the next three weeks.
Advanced booking is strongly advised especially for Friday and Saturday performances in the castle, where seats are selling fast.
In the event of rain the show will go on despite the venue being open air.
“We would only stop if there were health and safety considerations that made it impossible,”
Rehearsals for the main attraction Much Ado About Nothing are going well.
"We are making very good progress through the play, and I can't wait until we get to put it in the castle,” said the director Charlie Walker-Wise.
“Seeing it in the final performance space, not the rehearsal room, is the cherry on the cake for all of us.