Thursday, December 7, 2023

Frankenstein is coming to Purfleet!

GRAB a blanket and bring a picnic, the free BP Big Screen is back. Showing a world-premiere ballet, Frankenstein, at High House Production Park, there is no better way to enjoy the beginning of summer.

On Wednesday 18 May The Royal Ballet’s brand new ballet, Frankenstein will be broadcast live from Covent Garden to the orchard in the High House Production Park. Choreographed by one of the Royal Ballet’s hottest young choreographers, Liam Scarlett, the ballet draws out the themes of compassion and friendship from Mary Shelley’s iconic gothic novel.

Alex Beard, Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House, said: “Since 2000 the BP Big Screens have been a must-see in many people’s summer diaries and this year is no different. Thanks to the invaluable support of BP we are able to screen two world-premieres and showcase some of the world’s foremost talents in opera and ballet, to towns up and down the UK for free.”

Des Violaris, BP’s UK Director for Arts and Culture, said: “BP is delighted to continue its backing for the BP Big Screens. Over 40,000 people enjoyed a live performance last summer enabling the Royal Opera House to show high quality opera and ballet to new and returning audiences. With good weather already forecast we hope that the blue skies encourage even more people to come and be inspired by the BP Big Screens.”

Wednesday 18 May

Park opens 5pm

Pre-show activities from 5pm

Performance begins 7.30pm

High House Production Park, Vellacott Close (off London Road), Purfleet, Essex RM19 1RJ


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