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Voltaire's Candide


  • Playwright

    Jo Mangan  Tom Swift 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    (-) Voltaire

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from Voltaire's Candide.
  • Synopsis

    Naive young philosopher Candide is expelled from the Castle Thunder-ten-Tronckt and sets off around the globe in search of his sweetheart Cunegonde. On the way he meets the daughter of Pope Urban X (a lady with one buttock less than usual), monkey-loving Amazonians and a whirling dervish who may or may not hold the secret of life.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Performer Lynda Gough
Performer Fergal McElherron
Performer Michael Hayes (1)
Performer Damien Devaney
Performer Regan O'Brien
Performer Stephen Swift
Production Team  
Director Jo Mangan
Set Designer Sinead O'Hanlon
Set Designer Sinead Woods
Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
Costume Designer Suzanne Keogh
Sound Designer Paul Brennan (2)
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The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.