Sophisticated Christmas sparkle: The Firework-Maker’s Daughter at the Royal Opera House

Directed by John Fulljames, The Firework-Maker’s Daughter is a gently exotic and quietly magical act of storytelling, with a strong female hero, a vibrant score with strong, tuneful melodies from David Bruce played with relish by the CHROMA Ensemble, and plenty of visual interest contributed by skilful shadow puppetry from Indefinite Articles.

Shapes and outlines inspired by Sri Lankan shadow puppetry give the show a nicely oriental feel which lifts Christmas-weary spirits for anyone already tiring of tinsel, white fluff and red velvet.

Click here to read my full review on Bachtrack.

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