Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler in a new version by John Caird
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
Additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker & Leonard Bernstein
An amateur production by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd

20th to 25th November 2006

Playhouse Theatre, Cheltenham


Stage Director - Paul Scott
Musical Director - Allan Gillespie
Choreographer - Sarah Dyer


Paquette - Karen Gillespie
Cunegonde - Hannah Cottell
Old Woman - Joan Self
Cacambo - Douglas Brinklow
Maximillian - Jonathan Dyer
Governor - Mike Ferris
Candide - Anthony King
Voltaire / Pangloss - Simon Young
Martin - Richard Schofield
Vanderdendur - Paul Scott


Lesley Hendrie
Gill Leitch
Ros Loveluck
Sarah Lowe
Rachel Prudden
Kirsten Schofield
Ann Cox
Margaret Craven
Fiona Hale
Helen Hooper
Deirdre Kincaid
Pat Manifold
Pat Schofield

Dai Barker
Lional Bassett
Mike Ferris
Kevin Passey
Ken Shaw
Terry Aubrey
Geoff Craven
Rod Davis
Duncan Hooper
Arthur Kincaid
John Pringle
David Roberts


Candide is a perennially cheerful youth who travels round the world in search of the woman he loves and loses - more than once. He gets into many scrapes, from earthquake to shipwreck, and encounters friends and foes, including a pair of golden sheep, the Spanish inquisition and an old woman with one buttock (don't ask)! Will they affect his rose-tinted view of life? An extremely improbable, witty musical but with real points to make, the New York Times described Candide as 'Leonard Bernstein's masterpiece, musically much finer than his West Side Story'.


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