16th Dec 2016, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Edge Hill University 3rd Year Performing Arts Students present Limits of the Enlightenment

A season of work looking back to this cultural paradigm shift to ask ‘where are we now?

“Enlightenment is mankind’s exit from his self-incurred immaturity”  Emmanuel Kant

Friday 16th December 7.30pm
Saturday 17th December 2.30pm


It is Voltaire’s artistic works which place him at the heart of the enlightenment project rather than his philosophy, and Candide is his masterpiece. Bernstein and his many collaborators saw contemporary relevance in this satire on puritanical snobbery, phony moralism and inquisitional attacks on the individual. This sprawling picaresque musical brings us full circle to a place of unwarranted but unwavering optimism.

Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
In a New Version by John Caird (The 1999 Royal National Theatre Version)
Additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker & Leonard Bernstein

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York

Tickets £9 / £5 concs
FREE for EHU students

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