Jackie Clune & James Dreyfus join cast of Candide

Jackie Clune & James Dreyfus join the cast of Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory, a 180-seat Off West End venue, near London Bridge, from 23 Nov 2013 to 22 Feb 2014.

Jackie Clune is to play the Old Lady and James Dreyfus is to play Dr Pangloss. They join previously mentioned Fra Fee (Candide), Scarlett Strallen (Cunegonde), Cassidy Janson (Paquette), Ben Lewis (the Govenor and Vanderdendur), David Thaxton (Maximilian), Carly Anderson, Jeremy Batt, Michael Cahill, 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’.

Jackie Clune's recent London stage credits include playing Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot. James Dreyfus’ London theatre credits include the Emcee in Cabaret, Lyric Theatre; Carmen Ghia in The Producers, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane ; Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Theatre Royal, Haymarket; The Common Pursuit at the Menier Chocolate Factory; and Lady In The Dark at the National Theatre. His TVedits include Gimme, Gimme, Gimme; The Thin Blue Line.

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