Philip Pullman's THE FIREWORK-MAKER'S DAUGHTER Heads To London's Bloomsbury Theatre For Christmas

Philip Pullman’s The Firework-Maker’s Daughter
 is BSC’s Christmas show at Bloomsbury Theatre
Photo by Ian Tilson
“One of the best productions of my work I've ever seen!"             
  Philip Pullman

The Birmingham Stage Company are bringing their production of The Firework-Maker’s Daughter by the multi-award winning writer Philip Pullman to London’s Bloomsbury Theatre this December. It tells the story of Lila, whose dreams of becoming a firework-maker are dashed when her father tells her it is no job for a girl. Setting out in secret for Mount Merapi in search of the elusive royal sulphur, Lila faces pirates and supernatural creatures - and soon she has to return to save her imprisoned father with a firework display that must rival the best on earth!

The show will play a 3 week Christmas season at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London from
14 December – 21 January. Box office 020 7388 8822 or book online at
Press performance Thurs 15 Dec at 7pm

Author Philip Pullman is best known for the hugely popular trilogy ‘His Dark Materials,’ the first part of which was made into the film ‘The Golden Compass’ with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. His Sally Lockhart series of books is also very successful and two of the stories have been adapted for TV starring Billie Piper. The Firework-Maker’s Daughter’ is one of Pullman’s earliest works which he originally created as a classroom piece for his pupils at Bishop Kirk’s School in Oxford and it was later published as a novel.

Philip has expressed high praise for the BSC’s production which he saw in Birmingham last year:  “What a great cast! What musical talent as well as charm and stage presence! I’m delighted with everything about it." Philip Pullman

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter is adapted for the stage by Stephen Russell, directed by Phil Clark with designs by Jackie Trousdale, lighting by Jason Taylor and music by Jak Poore. Laura Durrant plays Lila.

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter is a wonderfully exciting and unusual adventure for all the family (ages 4+) full of colourful characters and amazing events including the world’s greatest firework competition!