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:

Emily Melville-Brown
Emily Melville-Brown
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Assistant Stage Manager
Iford Manor
Luke Stout
Luke Stout
Stage Manager
2018, Assistant Stage Manager
Richard Burton Theatre
Emma Wenlock-Bolt
Emma Wenlock-Bolt
Deputy Stage Manager
2015, Assistant Stage Manager
Vincent Van Der Wolf
Vincent Van Der Wolf
Stage Manager
2013, Assistant Stage Manager
Menier Chocolate Factory
Kelly Selvester
Kelly Selvester
Stage Manager
2012, Assistant Stage Manager
The ALRA Theatre
Sheree Goddard
Sheree Goddard
Deputy Stage Manager
2011, Assistant Stage Manager
The Ivy Theatre
John Nicoll
John Nicoll
Assistant Stage Manager
2011, Assistant Stage Manager