Candide archiveCandide is an optimist. He believes that everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. But that belief is about to be tested as Candide's comfortable life is overtaken by war, murder, natural disaster and endless misfortune. Beset by a barrage of clouds, Candide struggles to maintain his faith in silver linings.


Author: Mark Ravenhill
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Archive listings for Candide

Work type: Play.

Think Positive - T01235047048

RSC Writer in Residence Mark Ravenhill responds to Voltaire's novelCompany Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Lyndsey Turner. Design Soutra Gilmour. Lighting Tim Lutkin. Music Michael Bruce. Sound Christopher Shutt. Other Pippa Hil (Literary Manager). Director Scott Ambler (movement). Director Bret Yount (fights). Performer Ellie Beaven (Abarian Soldier/Emma/Nurse). Performer Ishia Bennison (Countess/Hannah). Performer Susan Engel (Cunegonde). Performer Richard Gouding (Playwright/Screenwriter). Performer Kevin Harvey (Jacques/Bulgarian/Soldier/Voltaire). Performer John Hopkins (Bulgarian Officer/Tim). Performer Harry McEntire (Prologue/Abarian Soldier/Ben/Tetuan). Performer Matthew Needham (Candide). Performer Ciaran Owens (Bugarian Sergeant/Sailor/Adam). Performer Ian Redford (Pangloss/Beggar/Abarian Soldier/Ted). Performer Rose Reynolds (Young Cunegonde/Rosa/Abarian Soldier/The Gir/Padres). Performer Steffan Rhodri (Baron/Abarian/Soldier/Mike/Cacombo). Performer Sarah Ridgeway (Bulgarian Soldier/Sophie/Tucamon). Performer Katy Stephens (Baroness/Bulgarian Soldier/Sarah). Performer Badria Timimi (The Woman/Bugarian Soldier/Eva/Martina). Performer Dwane Walcott (the actor)/Oreillon).
29 Aug 13 to 26 Oct 13Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon :: V136
listing details L0521883462

Other listings

16 May 16 to 20 May 16Unity Theatre, Liverpool :: V539
listing details L1629121438

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