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An adaptation of The Firework Maker’s Daughter is being performed at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick. The play, adapted for stage by Stephen Russell, will run until the 7th of January.

A charming and explosive adventure! Set in the tropical jungle of Indonesia, this is the story of young Lila and her quest to discover the secrets of the Firework-Maker’s craft. With her father’s life hanging in the balance she must undertake a perilous journey to volcanic Mount Merapi. Lila has to face pirates, spirits and the terrifying Fire-Fiend, but she is helped by her best friend Chulak and a lovable and resourceful white elephant called Hamlet.

Tickets for the show go from £10 to £22.50. They are available for purchase here.

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Lyn Gardner has reviewed the Birmingham Stage Company’s production of The Firework-Maker’s Daughter in The Guardian. Gardner praises the set design and other aspects of the production, but has some reservations about the acting itself, describing the river pirates as ‘a little too broad, nudging the story into pantomime’, and the acting of the adults playing children as ‘over-emphatic’. Ultimately, however, she feels that the play is a good adaptation of Pullman’s novel, and that children will enjoy it. The Firework-Maker’s Daughter will show at the Birmingham Old Rep Theatre until 28th January. To book tickets, go to the Old Rep website.

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