CANDIDE Announces Eight Extra Performances, Until Mar 1

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CANDIDE Announces Eight Extra Performances, Until Mar 1

Due to popular demand Menier Chocolate Factory's production of Candide adds 8 additional performances and will close on Saturday 1 March.

As it continues its sold-out run, the Menier Chocolate Factory has announced that its production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide is to be extended by one additional week to Saturday 1 March.

From Westphalia to the far reaches of the New World, Candide's journey of discovery is anything but dull. Through anguish, happiness, loss and love this is a whirlwind adventure that seeks to prove 'life is happiness indeed'. Leonard Bernstein's joyous musical comedy features a now-classic Overture, 'Make Our Garden Grow' and 'Glitter and Be Gay'.

The cast includes Jackie Clune as The Old Lady, James Dreyfus as Pangloss, Fra Fee as Candide, Cassidy Janson as Paquette, Ben Lewis as Govenor and Vanderdendur, Scarlett Strallen as Cunegonde and David Thaxton as Maximillian.

Carly Anderson, Jeremy Batt, Michael Cahill, Christopher Jacobsen, Frankie Jenna, Rachel Spurrell, Helen Walsh and Matt Wilman complete the cast.

The production is directed by Matthew White, with choreography by Adam Cooper.

The creative team includes David Charles Abell (Musical Supervision), Paul Farnsworth (Set & Costume Design), Paul Anderson (Lighting Design), Gareth Owen (Sound Design), Seann Alderking (Musical Direction) and Jason Carr (Orchestrations).

Music is by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, lyrics by Richard Wilbur with additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein.

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