Written exactly two-hundred-and-fifty years ago, by the leading light of the French Revolution and the Enlightenment, Voltaire’s loved and most-read Candide or Optimism remains a winner.

Remaining true to the text, this adaptation portrays Voltaire as storyteller and through his naive, young hero Candide’s advertures and mishaps, pokes fun at religion and theologians, governments and armies, philosophies and philosphers. A savage, satirical lampoon at the time of writing, many of these themes remain as valid today as when they were written.

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