2018 marks the Centenary of the birth of the multi-talented American composer and musician Leonard Bernstein. To celebrate this landmark, Surrey Opera presents his madcap operetta CANDIDE. This romantic, but dark, comedy, with its crazy twists and turns plus Bernstein’s incomparable music, is pure entertainment for all.

Based on Voltaire’s 1759 novel ‘Candide, or The Optimist’, the story follows the lovers Candide and Cunegonde through the sufferings and joys of life. Through war, the inquisition and shipwreck, and via the fabled land of Eldorado, they finally find contentment in a simple life together.

Conductor & DirectorJonathan Butcher
DesignerJill Wilson
Lighting DesignerRob Callender
CandideStephen Anthony Brown
CunegondeCharlotte Hoather / Lizzie Holmes
Dr Pangloss / MartinTom Kennedy
Old Lady / Baroness / etc.Joanna Gamble
Maximilian / Don Issachar / Captain / etc.Giles Davis
Governor / Vanderdendur / Ragotski / etc.Brian Smith Walters
Paquette / Waitress / etc.Rosie Clifford
Baron / Cacambo / Tsar Ivan / etc.Tim Baldwin
Father Bernard / Huntsman / Waiter / Slave Driver / etc.Callum Speed
The Minack Theatre, on the cliffs at PorthcurnoCornwall TR19 6JU
Performancesmap[Evenings:Monday 16th to Friday 20th July 2018 at 8pm Matinées:Tuesday 17th July and Thursday 19th July at 2pm]
TicketsAdults £14 and £10, Children (under 16) £7 and £5
Box office01736 810 181
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