• Edinburgh Fringe

Everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds! So Dr Pangloss teaches his student Candide, but his theories are sorely tested by shipwrecks, Spanish Inquisitions, earthquakes, executions, pirate raids, murderous magistrates and mono-buttocked old courtesans. An outrageous, picaresque Commedia dell'arte, featuring slapstick, grotesque and bizarre characters and ... the secret to ultimate happiness in life. A highly disciplined company with a strong grasp of ensemble playing (Royal National Theatre).