Candide archiveA 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. Updated with completely new dialogue.


Toby Spence (Candide), Anna Christry (Cunegonde Jun 23/25/27/28/29), Mamie Breckenridge (Cunegonde Jul 2/4/5 plus Mat at 14:00), Alex Jennings (Voltaire/Doctor Pangloss), Beverley Klein (Woman), Robert Chafin (The Grand Inquisitor), Mairead Buicke (Paquette), Mark Stone (Maxililian), Ferlyn Brass (Cacambo), Simon Butteriss, Adrian Brand, Graeme Lauren, James Glenister, Graeme Danby


Book by: Voltaire
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Adapted by: Hugh Wheeler
Lyrics(s): Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche
Producer(s): English National Opera, Theatre du Chatelet (Paris), Meatro alla Scala (Milan)
Conductor: Rumon Gambal
Director: Robert Carsen
Design: Michael Levine
Choreographer: Rob Ashford
Costume: Buki Shiff
Lighting(s): Robert Carsen, Peter Van Praet
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Candide (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T1741362853. Details of all Candide archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S108428800

Archive Listings

23 Jun 08
12 Jul 08
London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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