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. Winner of 2000 Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production.


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(s): Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche
Director(s): John Caird, Trevor Nunn, Mark W Dorrell (music), Malcom Ranson (fight)
Design: John Napier
Lighting: Paul Pyant
Choreographer: Peter Darling
Sound: Paul Groothuis
Costume: John Napier
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 T804570614. Details of all Candide archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S108428800

Archive Listings

5 Apr 99
25 Jan 00
Olivier (National Theatre)
West End
Greater London

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