He balanced his pole and walked the length of his rope--two or three hundred feet; he came back and got a man and carried him across; he returned to the center and danced a jig; next he performed some gymnastic and balancing feats too perilous to afford a pleasant spectacle; and he finished by fastening to his person a thousand Roman candles, Catherine wheels
, serpents and rockets of all manner of brilliant colors, setting them on fire all at once and walking and waltzing across his rope again in a blinding blaze of glory that lit up the garden and the people's faces like a great conflagration at midnight.
He touched off in quick succession a set of fierce rockets, angry catherine wheels
, loudly exploding squibs - and the matter might have turned out very serious.
Any place you love is the world to you," exclaimed a pensive Catherine Wheel, who had been attached to an old deal box in early life, and prided herself on her broken heart; "but love is not fashionable any more, the poets have killed it.
he said, and everybody listened except the poor Catherine Wheel, who was still shaking her head, and murmuring, "Romance is dead.
Quite dead," whispered the Catherine Wheel, and she went off to sleep.
My mother was the most celebrated Catherine Wheel of her day, and was renowned for her graceful dancing.
He must have a truly romantic nature," said the Catherine Wheel, "for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about"; and she heaved a deep sigh, and thought about the deal box.
went the Catherine Wheel, as she spun round and round.
Fireworks were not of the gargantuan size and noise of today but, on the night itself, Catherine wheels
and Roman candles sparked delight and bangers added excitement on a chill occasion of genuine festivity around a blazing fire.
The creative team behind this beautifully crafted show includes acclaimed theatre artists Andy Manley (Director - Polka Theatre, Catherine Wheels
& Scottish Opera), Gilly Baskeyfield (Rehearsal Director & M6's Artistic Director) Tayo Akinbode (Composer/Musician - Royal Shakespeare Company, Liverpool Everyman, Royal Exchange and Nottingham Playhouse) with actors Eve Robertson (Hindle Wakes, Royal Exchange) and Luke Walker (White, Catherine Wheels
Up to 15,000 youngsters will enjoy up to four performances by Catherine Wheels
Theatre Company and Visible Fictions.
Includes a five-pack of shot tubes, a 100-shot missile cake, five packs of sparklers, each containing five sparklers, two Catherine wheels
, a 24-piece selection box, a five pack of rockets, a 10-shot aerial display, a 16-shot Roman candle cake and a pack of three firework lighters.