The Menier Chocolate Factory produces Leonard Bernstein's joyous musical comedy CANDIDE this holiday season!
This musical adaptation of Voltaire's 1759 satire follows Candide’s journey of discovery from Westphalia to the far reaches of the New World. Through anguish, happiness, loss and love, Candide tries to reconcile the philosophy he has been taught - that everything happens for the best and ‘life is happiness indeed’.
Starring Fra Fee (Les Misérables on the West End and 2012 film) in the title role, and Scarlett Strallen (A Chorus Line, Singin' In The Rain, Mary Poppins) as Cunegonde, with Jackie Clune, James Dreyfus, Cassidy Janson, Ben Lewis and David Thaxton. Matthew White (the Olivier Award-winning Top Hat) will direct, while Adam Cooper (Singin' In The Rain's Don Lockwood) choreographs.
Leonard Bernstein's joyous musical romp features the classics "Glitter and Be Gay" and "Make Our Garden Grow", with additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman and Dorothy Parker.
At London's Menier Chocolate Factory from 22 November 2013 until 22 February 2014, book your CANDIDE tickets today!