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

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