Fireworks drama to light up Portishead’s Somerset Hall

PUBLISHED: 17:55 14 October 2018

The Firework Factory will be staged in Portishead next week. Picture: Portishead Players

The Firework Factory will be staged in Portishead next week. Picture: Portishead Players

Portishead Players

Autumn will begin with a bang next week thanks to Portishead Players.

The Firework Factory, penned by the group’s own writer Colin Astley, is set in 1953 at the time Queen Elizabeth II is coronated.

A spokesman for the players said: “Imperial Fireworks is preparing to light the touch paper – except Edward, the managing director.

“He is distracted and it is his son, Alec, who is full of enthusiasm in the hope that one day he will take over the family business.

“Will Edward’s actions cost him everything he holds dear?

“This clever mix of fact and fiction explores how an ordinary family deals with extraordinary events.”

The shows will run from Thursday to Saturday at Somerset Hall, in The Precinct.

Every day there will be a performance at 7.30pm and a matinee production on Saturday will begin at 2pm.

Tickets, priced £8-10, are available from Morgan-Westley, on 03336 663366 or at

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