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VenueRoyal Lyceum Theatre
Other spaces: Garage Theatre
From15th August 2009
To17th August 2009
When20:00. Sun Mat 14:30
PricesFrom £10.00. To £25.00.
What is currently on at Royal Lyceum Theatre (V604)


Turning a quizzical eye to the woes of the heart and reeking with scandal and scurrilous vice, Optimism transforms Voltaire's classic satire of enlightened insanity, Candide, into a cutting commentary on the no-worries bravura of the Australian swagger. Australian comedian Frank Woodley leads a wonderful bunch of clowns in this remarkable road trip. Religion, sex, disease and philosophy all cross our hero's path as he travels across five continents through a multitude of moods. Join the criminally cheerful Candide for an optimistic journey to Utopia and back.
Author Tom Wright

Archive :: production:T01498812676, play:S304499399, venue:V604

Production details

Edinburgh International Festival


Producer Malthouse Melbourne
Company Sydney Theatre Company
Director Michael Kantor
Design Anna Tregloan
Costume Anna Tregloan
Music Iain Grandage
Lighting Paul Jackson
Performer Caroline Craig
Performer Francis Greenslade
Performer Amber McMahon
Performer Hamish Michael
Performer Barry Otto
Performer Alison Whyte
Performer Frank Woodley
Performer David Woods

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