Plays Directory : Candide

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Voltaire
  • Overview
    The satrical novella begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply optimism) by his tutor, Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this existence, followed by Candide's slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if not outright rejecting optimism, advocating an enigmatic precept, "we must cultivate our garden", in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds".

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7 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Nelson Bettencourt
2020, Man 3
Jubilee Auditorium
Morgan Ritchie-Scott
2019, Screenwriter/Playwright
Stanwix Theatre
Harri Winstanley
Harri Winstanley
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Stage Manager
Stanwix Theatre
Laura Jane Halliwell
2019, Candide (Player) / Eva / Padres
University of Cumbria
Derrick Cosmo West
Derrick Cosmo West
Wig Maker
2018, Wig Run Crew
Bonnie Ings
Bonnie Ings
Actor
2018, Countess
Ed Soulsby
Ed Soulsby
Set Designer
2018, Set Designer
Richard Burton Theatre
Melanie McSweeney
2018, Martin
Elia Lo Tauro
2018, Cacambo
Iford Arts Festival Theatre and Uk tour
Anna Dixon
Anna Dixon
Costume Supervisor
2018, Wardrobe mistress
Iford manor
Helena Goldberg
Helena Goldberg
Set Designer
2018, Costume Designer
Richard Burton Theatre - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Jack Lancelot Stewart
Jack Lancelot Stewart
Sound Technician
2018, Sound Operator
Richard Burton Theatre, Cardiff
Kanoko Tobe
Kanoko Tobe
Stage Manager
2018, ASM
Richard Burton Theatre
Emily Melville-Brown
Emily Melville-Brown
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Assistant Stage Manager
Iford Manor
Luke Stout
Luke Stout
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Assistant Stage Manager
Richard Burton Theatre
Ryan Gordon Taylor
2018, Candide
Young Center for the Performing Arts
Stephanie Prior
2017, Paquette/Old Woman
Anastasia Stojko
2017, Dancer
Opera Cologne
Erin Teachman
Erin Teachman
Video Designer
2017, Projection Designer
Eastman Studio Theatre
Deanna Dys
Deanna Dys
Choreographer
2017, Associate Choreographer