20:00-22:00, Friday 1st July 2022

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6JU

 

There are additional performances of this show at The Minack Theatre on the 21st23rd, 25th, 27th & 29th June, and at Prideaux Place on the 3rd July.

 

Music: David Bruce

Words: Glyn Maxwell

Based on the novel by Philip Pullman

 

A Minack Production in association with Tête à Tête

 

 

Tickets from £10

Under 16s half price

 

In a faraway land lives Lila, who doesn’t want to be just a firework-maker’s daughter, she dreams of becoming a firework-maker herself.  But to complete her apprenticeship, she must learn the most difficult and dangerous secret of all – the one that her father refuses to tell her.  So, she starts off alone on a journey harder than she could possibly imagine, a quest for hidden knowledge … an adventure through which she will learn so much more than the secret she sets out to discover.

 

Philip Pullman weaves a magical tale of goddesses and demons, pirates and lovesick elephants that is both enchanting and profound, a landscape that is captured perfectly in David Bruce’s vibrant music and Glyn Maxwell’s witty libretto. Commissioned by the Royal Opera House the opera premiered in 2013 and was nominated in the 2014 Olivier Awards for Best New Opera Production.

 

The production will be directed by Bill Bankes-Jones, with musical director Patrick Bailey. It is designed by Sarah Booth. It will feature Lixin Liu as Lila, Ryan Vaughan Davies as Chulak, Feargal Mostyn-Williams as Hamlet, William Dalzeley as Lalchand and Andrew Slater as Rambashi, and instrumentalists from Kevos. The Firework-Maker’s Daughter is produced by the Minack Theatre in association with Tête à Tête.

 

The Minack Theatre continue to follow UK Theatre’s recommendations for best practice to ensure the safety of our audiences under the See-it-Safely kitemark. They encourage visitors to wear face masks when visiting indoor spaces such as the toilets and use the hand sanitiser provided. They will monitor their protocols in accordance with future government advice.

 

Originally commissioned by The Opera Group and ROH2

By arrangement with Red Balloon Music, publisher

Sole Agent: Bill Holab Music

 

You can read a programme for The Firework-Maker’s Daughter here.

 

Venue: The Minack Theatre

 

 

Music: David Bruce

Words: Glyn Maxwell

Based on the novel by Philip Pullman

Director: Bill Bankes-Jones

Musical Director: Patrick Bailey

Designer: Sarah Booth

Lila: Lixin Liu

Chulak: Ryan Vaughan Davies

Hamlet: Feargal Mostyn-Williams

Lalchand: William Dalzeley

Rambashi: Andrew Slater as Rambashi

Instrumentalists: Kevos

Flute: William Sleath

Clarinet: David White

French Horn: Jacqueline Kershaw

Violin: Philip Montgomery Smith

Double Bass: Zoë Curnow

Percussion: James Robinson

Percussion: Ross Hamilton

Harp: Esther Beyer

Accordion: Karen Street

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter is produced by the Minack Theatre in association with Tête à Tête.