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Candide cast at Menier Chocolate Factory
Casting has been announced for Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory, a 180-seat Off West End venue, near London Bridge, from 22 Nov 2013 to 22 Feb 2014.
Fra Fee (Candide), Scarlett Strallen (Cunegonde), Cassidy Janson (Paquette), Ben Lewis (the Govenor and Vanderdendur), David Thaxton (Maximilian), Carly Anderson, Jeremy Batt, Christopher Jacobsen, Frankie Jenna, Rachel Spurrell, Helen Walsh, Matt Wilman.
Music by Leonard Bernstein. Book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, Lyrics by Richard Wilbur Additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker & Leonard Bernstein.
Directed by Matthew White , designs & costumes by Paul Farnsworth, choreography by Adam Cooper, lighting by Paul Anderson, sound by Gareth Owen.
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 adventure that seeks to prove ‘life is happiness indeed’. Features the classic songs ‘Glitter and Be Gay’ and ‘Make Our Garden Grow’.
Fra Fee theatre credits include Les Miserables (Queen's Theatre) and Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre). Fra played Courfeyrac in the film version of Les Miserables. Scarlett Strallen theatre credits include A Chorus Line (London Palladium), Singin' In The Rain (Chichester Festival and Palace Theatre London, Passion (Donmar Warehouse) and the title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway and in the West End. Cassidy Janson theatre credits include Lend Me A Tenor – The Musical (Gielgud), Avenue Q (Gielgud), Elphaba in Wicked (Apollo Victoria) and Tick Tick Boom (Menier Chocolate Factory). Ben Lewis appeared as The Phantom in the Australian production of Love Never Dies. David Thaxton theatre credits include Giorgio in Passion (Donmar), Raoul in Love Never Dies (Adelphi) and Les Miserables (Queen's).