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[livejournal.com profile] angelofboox went to see a production of The Firework-Maker's Daughter. This is her review.

Last week I went to see the Birmingham Stage Company’s The Firework Maker’s Daughter, at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London. Thinking of going? Read on…

For those who haven’t read the book, the story tells of a girl called Lila, who dreams of becoming a firework-maker like her father. Her hopes are shattered when her father tells her it is no job for a girl. She sets out in secret for Mount Merapi in search of the elusive royal sulphur, facing pirates and supernatural creatures along the way – but must then return to save her imprisoned father with a firework display that must rival the best on earth…

The Birmingham Stage Company’s production delights with a creative set and spectacularly catchy music that you won’t be able to get out of your head. Lila’s magical adventure is brought to life in an explosive and colourful show that will keep you waiting for that final firework display.

Last year, Pullman said about the Birmingham Stage Company’s production:

“What a great cast! What musical talent as well as charm and stage presence! I’m delighted with everything about it.”

The show is on in London at the Bloomsbury Theatre from the 14th of December to the 21st of January. You can get tickets via the Box Office (020 7388 8822) or book online at www.thebloomsbury.com

Live a bit further north and still want to see a production? We’ll have a review of The Firework Maker’s Daughter production on at The Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, Cumbria, (on until the 6th of January) in just a few days…

http://www.bridgetothestars.net/news/the-firework-maker%E2%80%99s-daughter-bsc-christmas-show-at-bloomsbury-theatre-in-london/
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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.

http://www.bridgetothestars.net/news/new-firework-makers-daughter-play/
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Birmingham Stage Company’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s The Firework-Maker’s Daughter will be playing at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London, this Christmas. The play was shown by the Birmingham Stage Company at the Birmingham’s Old Rep Theatre last year and was a rousing success. It will play at the Bloomsbury from the 14th to the 17th of December and then from the 9th to the 21st of January. The play was described by Pullman as “One of the best productions of my work I’ve ever seen!” Tickets are £19.50 for adults and £14.50 for children and can be bought by calling 020 7388 8822 or by visiting the play’s website.

http://www.bridgetothestars.net/news/firework-makers-daughter-comes-to-london/
[identity profile] dolorosa-12.livejournal.com
Clockwork or All Wound Up has been adapted into an opera by Composer David Trouton and Visible Fiction’s director Douglas Irvine. Both are fans of the classic Pullman fairytale-esque book, which is a spooky story about an apprentice clockwork-maker, a storyteller and a mechanical knight constructed by an evil genius.

The opera, which premiered on Wednesday the 13th of April, ran at the Tron theatre in Glasgow until the 16th of April, and will now be touring around Scotland until June. For information about locations and buying tickets, look here. The opera is suitable for ages eight and up, and is approximately 110 minutes long.

“Douglas Irvine’s adaptation is brisk and beautiful…” – The Scotsman.

If you’re planning on seeing Clockwork or have already seen it – let us know! We’d love to hear your review.

http://www.bridgetothestars.net/news/clockwork-opera-a-success/

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