Friday, March 31, 2023

A Day at The Opera

We are almost there . The final touches are being added to the very impressive building that is the Royal Opera House Production Park and the press were invited to take a look. There is some history on this site to including the original farm buildings which have now been incorporated into the site.

The Royal Opera are also looking for help.

A new opera, written and performed in collaboration with Thurrock residents, will be playing in the new building during the first week of December. In the grounds surrounding the Production Workshop – among newly restored listed buildings, kitchen gardens and orchards – a fairground will be devised celebrating the history of Purfleet and in particular recognition of the last Purfleet Fair held in 1910. Audiences will be invited to explore the fair which will be run by volunteers.

Whether you fancy running the coconut shy or promenading as a pilgrim, Roman or even a Victorian actress, we are looking for enthusiastic performers who can bring the fairground to life. You do not need to have previous performance experience; we are looking for a variety of people with energy and

The fairground will be open from 6.15 – 7.15pm starting on Sunday 5th December until Saturday 11th December. You would be required to meet the Director and attend one rehearsal prior to performing in the fairground. Full details of the dates and times are below.

If you are interested but unable to attend all these dates, let us know, as you may still be able to participate.

Sunday 5th December 2 – 5pm Rehearsal in the fairground

6 – 7.30pm Fairground open

Monday 6th December 5 – 6.30pm Fairground open (earlier than regular time)

Tuesday 7th December 6.15 – 7.15pm Fairground open

Wednesday 8th December FAIRGROUND CLOSED

Thursday 9th December 6.15 – 7.15pm Fairground open

Friday 10th December 6.15 – 7.15pm Fairground open

Saturday 11th December 2.15 – 3.15pm Fairground open (matinee)

6.15 – 7.15pm Fairground open

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