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152: Paradise in Augustine's
Room: Sanctuary

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Long before Private Eye, Charlie Hebdo, and even before Bill Bailey - there was Voltaire. Voltaire created the naive and hopeful young Candide and Candide has faith. Candide believes in humanity. Now humanity is on trial. Join Babolin as they test Candide's faith in their own gloriously salty ensemble musical style, with a posse of potty gnomes, some puppets, a syphilitic philosopher Dr Pangloss and an Aussie aunt with only one buttock. Yes, it's the world's greatest satire. Live. Told the Babolin way #pottygnomeparty. 'The talent of this incredible ensemble is quite stunning' (FringeReview.co.uk).

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Press articles

Jack Furness: 'The whole thing is bananas and joyful'

As part of the Live At No 40 festival, Scottish Opera is producing an immersive take on Candide. We speak to director Jack Furness about having a dream cast and keeping it messy.

Carol Main, The List, 11th August 2022

Candide in Glasgow is an outdoor opera for our times

Candide, the satirical novella by Voltaire, is one of the great works of philosophical literature.

Mark Brown, The National (Scotland), 7th August 2022


Date Time Venue
6th Aug 12:35 Paradise in Augustine's (Sanctuary)
8th Aug 12:35 Paradise in Augustine's (Sanctuary)
9th Aug 12:35 Paradise in Augustine's (Sanctuary)
10th Aug 12:35 Paradise in Augustine's (Sanctuary)
11th Aug 12:35 Paradise in Augustine's (Sanctuary)
12th Aug 12:35 Paradise in Augustine's (Sanctuary)
13th Aug 12:35 Paradise in Augustine's (Sanctuary)

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