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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. Winner of 2000 Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production.Performers David Arneil, David Burt, Robert Burt, Claudia Cadette, Simon Day, Daniel Evans, Ceri Ann Gregory, Alexander Hanson, Richard Henders, Gabrielle Jourdan, Alex Kelly, Beverley Klein, Samantha Lavender, Leigh McDonald, Charles Millham, Chu Omambala, Denis Quilley, Elizabeth Renihan, Clive Rowe, Simon Russell Beale, Myra Sands, Gilz Terera, Mark Umbers, Michael Wildman, Jax Williams.
Book by Voltaire. Music Leonard Bernstein. Adapted by Hugh Wheeler. Lyrics Richard Wilbur. Lyrics Stephen Sondheim. Lyrics John Latouche. Director John Caird. Director Trevor Nunn. Design John Napier. Lighting Paul Pyant. Director Mark W Dorrell (music). Choreographer Peter Darling. Director Malcom Ranson (fight). Sound Paul Groothuis. Costume John Napier.
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