Wednesday, October 9

Full Cast Announced for Candide at the Menier

The Menier Chocolate Factory is presenting a revival of Leonard Bernstein's 1956 musical Candide this Christmas with previews starting on 22nd November and the show opening on 2nd December to 22nd February 2014.

Two more cast members have just been announced:

Jackie Clune (old lady) has most recently played Violet in the national tour of the musical 9 to 5.  Her other stage credits include the international tour of Mamma Mia,  playing Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre and  Mogadishu at the Lyric Hammersmith.

James Dreyfus (Dr Pangloss) played the Emcee in Cabaret, Lyric Theatre; Carmen Ghia in The Producers, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Theatre Royal, Haymarket; and Lady In The Dark at the National Theatre for which he won an Olivier Award. TV/film credits include Gimme, Gimme, Gimme; The Thin Blue Line and Notting Hill.

The cast also includes Fra Fee as Candide, Cassidy Janson/Paquette, Ben Lewis/Govenor and Vanderdendur, Scarlett Strallen/Cunegonde and David Thaxton/Maximillian. They will be joined by Carly Anderson, Jeremy Batt, Michael Cahill, Christopher Jacobsen, Frankie Jenna, Rachel Spurrell, Helen Walsh and Matt Wilman.

Tickets for Candide

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