Fireworks bibliography

A lot of people have been asking about source material and references for our new show, There Shall Be Fireworks, so I thought I would share a list of some of the key books, films, and online articles that have inspired this piece of work, and fed into the devising and writing process.


The Afghan Solution by Lucy Morgan Edwards

Farewell Kabul by Christina Lamb

Mountains of the Mind by Robert Macfarlane

Chasing the Wind by Steve Fossett

The Tempest by William Shakespeare


Bitter Lake written and directed by Adam Curtis

Floored directed by James Allen Smith, written by Andrew McAllister and James Allen Smith

Wall Street directed by Oliver Stone, written by Stanley Weiser and Oliver Stone

Other articles/resources

Helmand’s Golden Age, BBC and Glenn Foster – web page

Caretaker of Kabul’s British cemetery Rahimullah dies, The Times (March 20, 2010)

Friends of the British Cemetery, hosted by Richard Williams – facebook group

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