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Candide

The intimate Menier Chocolate Factory is a beautiful venue for this revival of Leonard Bernstein's joyful operetta. Dismissed by audiences and critics following its original premiere in 1956, Bernstein's musical interpretation of Voltaire's classic satire has since become regarded as one of his finest works.
The cast features Fra Fee and Scarlett Strallen, with James Dreyfus and comedienne Jackie Clunes injecting the production with just the right degree of wry sarcasm.
The young son of a baron, Candide lives a sheltered life until his mentor Dr. Pangloss introduces him to the concept of optimism. Believing Pangloss' statement that 'all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds,' Candide abandons his idyllic lifestyle and goes in search of what the wider world has to offer.
A fast-paced series of bizarre, funny and tragic episodes erode his optimism but give him a more realistic view of human affairs: 'we must cultivate our garden'. Bernstein's whirlwind musical romp features the classic songs Glitter and Be Gay and Make Our Garden Grow.

Show Information

  Friday, 24th January 2014
  Friday, 24th January 2014

Venue Information

Menier Chocolate Factory
51 Southwark Street
London
SE1 1RU

Map | Seating Plan

(10 mins) Head towards Borough High Street; cross the street and take Union Street. Turn right at O’Meara Street and the theatre will be at the end.

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