The Firework-Maker's Daughter
Lila desperately wants to be a firework-maker like her father, but he claims it is no job for a girl. She runs away to learn the trade, meeting pirates, tigers and the terrifying Fire-Fiend on the way.
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This opera by award-winning composer David Bruce and poet Glyn Maxwell is based on an acclaimed children’s novel by Philip Pullman. John Fulljames’s imaginative staging, with puppet designs by Indefinite Articles, follows Lila’s adventures as she undertakes a perilous quest. With the help of a talking elephant, Lila sets out to discover the secret of becoming a firework-maker. Bruce’s score is characterized by infectious energy and spirited humour, offering musical fireworks of its own.
Following performances at the Linbury Studio Theatre, The Firework Maker's Daughter will be at Watford Palace Theatre on 17 and 18 May, before touring to Bury St Edmunds, Buxton, Oxford and Newcastle.
Co-commissioned by The Opera Group and ROH2
Co-produced by The Opera Group and Opera North in association with ROH2 and Watford Palace Theatre.
Generously supported by
Mrs Lily Safra and the Paul Hamlyn Education Fund
The performance will last about 2 hours, including one interval
Suitable for childen aged 8 and upwards.
Sung in English
|Puppetry design||Steve Tiplady|
|Puppetry design||Sally Todd|
|Lighting Designer||Guy Hoare|