Bruce: The Firework Maker’s Daughter US/UK Tour

Tickets for David Bruce’s chamber opera The Firework Maker’s Daughter are now on sale. The opera comes to the Lindbury Studios of the Royal Opera House, London from 3-13 April; and to the New Victory Theatre, New York from 3-12 May, as well as a substantial UK tour with performances in Hull, Huddersfield, Watford, Bury St Edmunds, Buxton, Oxford and Newcastle.

The opera is a retelling of Philip Pullman’ s fabulous and colourful story featuring the spirited young girl who risks everything to follow her true path in life.  Like Pullman’s work, I like to think it’s “suitable for young and old.”

The libretto is by Glyn Maxwell (whose book On Poetry is really worth checking out.)  Director John Fulljames and designer Dick Bird take the helm, along with shadow-puppeteers Indefinite Articles; and in the pit, two old favourites – Chroma in the UK and Metropolis Ensemble in New York. A great cast of Mary Bevan, Jamie Laing, Andrew Slater, Amar Muchhala and Wyn Pencarreg make this a show not to miss.

Tickets on sale now. Links below

Hull Truck
23th – 26th March
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
30th March
Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House
3th – 13th April
New Victory Theatre, New York
2nd – 12th May
Watford Palace Theatre
17th & 18th May
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmund’s
21st & 22nd May
Buxton Opera House
24th & 25th May
Oxford Playhouse
28th & 29th May
Northern Stage, Newcastle
31st May & 1st June