Just before they opened in Cheltenham, I was able to watch the final run-
through of the Birmingham Stage Company's production of "The Firework-Maker's
Daughter". I was enchanted by it. The casting is perfect, the music is vivid
and atmospheric, the design is delightful. In fact the whole thing is a
triumph. It's in Bromley this week and it opens in Birmingham for a three-
month run on 9 November. Well worth the journey!