London's Candide will continue to cultivate his satirical garden! Originally only scheduled to play a limited run through February 22, London's Candide will now play eight additional performances. Directed by Matthew White and choreographed by Adam Cooper, the show will close at the Menier Chocolate Factory on March 1.
The cast of Candide features Fra Fee as Candide, Scarlett Strallen as Cunegonde, Jackie Clune as the Old Lady, James Dreyfus as Dr. Pangloss, David Thaxton as Maximilian, Cassidy Janson as Paquette and Ben Lewis as Govenor and Vanderdendur.
The satirical operetta tells the story of Candide’s journey of discovery, from Westphalia to the far reaches of the New World. Through anguish, happiness, loss and love, Candide is a whirlwind adventure that seeks to prove “life is happiness indeed.” The show features classic songs “Glitter and Be Gay” and “Make Our Garden Grow.”
Candide originally opened on Broadway in December 1956, starring Robert Rounseville as Candide and Barbara Cook as Cunegonde. It was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.