VenueLondon Coliseum
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From23rd June 2008
Opened25th June 2008
To12th July 2008
What is currently on at London Coliseum (V376)
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A naive young man believes that 'all is for the best' even when confronted by evil. Originally performed in 1956, additional songs added in 1974. Candide explores a world that is dominated by violence, greed, war, hatred and a series of catastrophic events seemingly unmitigated by goodness, truth, beauty or God.
Book by Voltaire
Music Leonard Bernstein
Adapted by Hugh Wheeler
Lyrics Richard Wilbur
Lyrics Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics John Latouche

Archive :: production:T1741362853, musical:S108428800, venue:V376

Production details

Updated with completely new dialogue.

Special Performances

  • 9 Jul 08 Sign Interpreted


Producer English National Opera
Producer Theatre du Chatelet (Paris)
Producer Meatro alla Scala (Milan)
Conductor Rumon Gambal
Director Robert Carsen
Design Michael Levine
Choreographer Rob Ashford
Costume Buki Shiff
Lighting Robert Carsen
Lighting Peter Van Praet
Performer Toby Spence (Candide)
Performer Anna Christry (Cunegonde Jun 23/25/27/28/29)
Performer Mamie Breckenridge (Cunegonde Jul 2/4/5 plus Mat at 14:00)
Performer Alex Jennings (Voltaire/Doctor Pangloss)
Performer Beverley Klein (Woman)
Performer Robert Chafin (The Grand Inquisitor)
Performer Mairead Buicke (Paquette)
Performer Mark Stone (Maxililian)
Performer Ferlyn Brass (Cacambo)
Performer Simon Butteriss
Performer Adrian Brand
Performer Graeme Lauren
Performer James Glenister
Performer Graeme Danby

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