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Candide Menier Chocolate Factory Casting Announced

CandideCasting announced for Candide which is showing at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 22nd November 2013 to 22nd February 2014.

Fra Lee (Candide), Scarlett Strallen (Cunegonde), Cassidy Janson (Paquette), Ben Lewis (the Govenor and Vanderdendur), David Thaxton (Maximilian), Carly Anderson, Jeremy Batt, Christopher Jacobsen, Frankie Jenna, Rachel Spurrell, Helen Walsh, Matt Wilman.

Music by Leonard Bernstein. Book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, Lyrics by Richard Wilbur additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein.

Directed by Matthew White , designs & costumes by Paul Farnsworth, choreography by Adam Cooper, lighting by Paul Anderson, sound by Gareth Owen.

From Westphalia to the far reaches of the New World, Candide’s journey of discovery is anything but dull. Through anguish, happiness, loss and love this is a adventure that seeks to prove ‘life is happiness indeed’. Features the classic songs ‘Glitter and Be Gay’ and ‘Make Our Garden Grow’.

Updated 31st December 2013


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