THE Royal Opera House Thurrock FUSED Festival is just over six weeks away and preparations are in full swing.
Over the last four weeks, 60 community members from across Thurrock have been working with FUSED costume designer Lesley Ford and set and props designer Ruth Paton to create the magical world of All Change, the new production to be performed by the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus and RM19, its youth vocal group, at the Civic Hall, Grays in July.
Whether the participants were experienced designers or completely new to painting and sewing, whether young or old, everyone worked together to create a host of costumes, accessories and props – from umbrellas dripping with blossom to up-cycled shirt dresses, from floral garlands to Â£50 notes (pretend, of course).
To see the handiwork of the talented Thurrock community, do not miss All Change on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 July. Tickets for All Change are on sale now priced Â£15, Concessions Â£10. They can be booked at through the Royal Opera House Box Office on 020 7304 4000 or online at www.roh.org.uk/productions/all-change