Fireworks

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SPMusic For The Royal Fireworks1998041119990716

By Shaun McCarthy.

LONDON, 1749.

At the premiere of Handel's `Music for the Royal Fireworks' all is not well backstage.

The designer of the spectacle and the comptroller of the squibs face ruin as their edifice smoulders and crumbles - and behaviour in the wings indicates that the foundations of wider society are no sturdier.

With Jon Glover and Christopher Benjamin.

Director Neil Cargill