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Welsh National Opera - Candide

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New Theatre Oxford
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Sat 8 Jul 2023
  Tickets available from £13.00
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Leonard Bernstein’s Candide is a supercharged wild ride in which 18th-century France crashes into 20th-century post-war America.

New Theatre Oxford

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Sat 8 Jul 2023
24-26 George St, Oxford OX1 2AG, UK
Sat at 19:30
For group bookings of 10 or more:

Take a seat and strap in tight for a mind-boggling journey as we hurtle through a fantastical world of chaos – from castles in the Alps to skyscrapers in Montevideo, from earthquakes in Lisbon to the Amazonian jungles beyond the Andes. With societies riven by inequality and families displaced by war today, the story remains as relevant now as when it was first written in 1759.

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From Bernstein’s compositional brilliance to the razor wit of Dorothy Parker, Candide is an ebullient romp that pulls together the best of Broadway, the champagne froth of operetta and the timeless satire of Voltaire’s original novella. WNO’s new production welcomes an award-winning team, who won the National French Critics’ award in 2022 for their production of The Snow Queen, and brings this zany, imaginative world to life and up to date with music, animation, dance and political bite.

Sung in English

Contains anachronistic themes and language that some people may find upsetting

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New Theatre Oxford

24-26 George St, Oxford OX1 2AG, UK
Oxford Railway Station
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times
There is a large air-conditioned bar with seating located below the Stalls foyer, two furhter bars in the Circle Foyer and one at the back of the balcony. All stocked with an array of drinks and snacks.
Avoid the queues and be our guest in the Ambassador lounge. Add some sparkle to your night out and enjoy a show with bespoke service.
There is a cloakroom located in the stalls bar. If this is closed please speak to a member of staff. £1 per item. It is free to ATG TheatreCard members.

There has been a theatre on George Street for almost 185 years. The first theatre was built in 1836, and a second in 1886. In 1908, the Dorrill family took over the venue and finally in 1934, the third Theatre opened; the ‘New Theatre’. Stanley Dorrill masterminded the rebuilding of the theatre as we know it today. He commissioned a new building from the well-known theatre architects William and T.R. Milburn of Sunderland. The Milburns developed the decadent art-deco interior with T.P Bennett and Sons, who also designed the Saville Theatre in London.

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New Theatre Oxford

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Sat 8 Jul 2023
24-26 George St, Oxford OX1 2AG, UK
Sat at 19:30
For group bookings of 10 or more: