Cheap Candide tickets at the Menier Chocolate Factory
The intimate Menier Chocolate Factory is a beautiful venue for this revival of Leonard Bernstein's joyful operetta. Dismissed by audiences and critics following its original premiere in 1956, Bernstein's musical interpretation of Voltaire's classic satire has since become regarded as one of his finest works.
The cast features Fra Fee and Scarlett Strallen, with James Dreyfus and comedienne Jackie Clunes injecting the production with just the right degree of wry sarcasm.
The young son of a baron, Candide lives a sheltered life until his mentor Dr. Pangloss introduces him to the concept of optimism. Believing Pangloss' statement that 'all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds,' Candide abandons his idyllic lifestyle and goes in search of what the wider world has to offer.
A fast-paced series of bizarre, funny and tragic episodes erode his optimism but give him a more realistic view of human affairs: 'we must cultivate our garden'. Bernstein's whirlwind musical romp features the classic songs Glitter and Be Gay and Make Our Garden Grow.
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Menier Chocolate Factory Seat Plan
Choose your seats from the plan of the Menier Chocolate Factory above. If you're making your first visit to a theatre or you're simply unsure about where you'd most like to be seated, here's a quick guide to help you choose:
The Stalls are level with and closest to the stage. The Dress Circle (or simply the Circle) is the level of seating above the Stalls. The Upper Circle or Grand Circle is above the Dress Circle. The Balcony, above the Upper Circle, is the highest level of seating.
Menier Chocolate Factory
The Menier Chocolate Factory is situated on Southwark Street, close to London Bridge tube and rail stations. As you may possibly have deduced from its name, the vintage-1870 venue once served as the factory of the Menier Chocolate Company, which ceased trading in the 1960s.
The Factory building stood derelict from the ‘80s until its reincarnation in its present form in 2004. Its lovely 180 seat venue is the centrepiece of an arts complex that also includes a bar and restaurant.
The Paris-based Menier family began manufacturing chocolate in 1816. In that pre-Trade Descriptions Act era, the chocolate was sold for its supposed medicinal benefits. The Menier Company was for decades one of the most successful chocolatiers in the world, but dwindling success and numerous amalgamations and acquisitions through the ’60s caused it to finally shut up shop.
But the memory of the company lives on in the Factory building, which maintains its original exposed wooden beams, cast iron columns and brick feature interior. The award-winning performance space also has a rehearsal space on the second floor that is available for hire. The Chocolate Factory is one of the most intimate and exciting places in the capital to experience theatre.
Today, the Menier Chocolate Factory is one of London’s most successful small theatres. It’s established a solid reputation as a dynamic fringe venue in the heart of London, staging inventive new work ranging from plays to live music, musicals to stand-up comedy.
The layout, size and atmosphere of the Menier Chocolate factory make it the perfect place to see intimate and innovative drama. Recent successes include Aspects of Love, The Invisible Man, Road Show, Smash!, Educating Rita, Abigail’s Party and Torch Song Trilogy.
Whatever you decide to see at the Menier Chocolate Factory, we wish you an entertaining and rewarding visit.
Venue Address: 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RUView Map
- Disabled toilets
- Wheelchair accessible