23 Dec 2013

Fra Fee and Scarlett Strallen: Candide

Candide OT bannerHaving made a glorious return to London at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Candide is Lenard Bernstein’s jolly operetta about how everything happens for a reason. Set in the 18th Century, the story focuses on Candide, a young man exiled from his home, and his love for the beautiful yet fickle Cunegonde.

West End stars Scarlett Strallen (Mary Poppins, A Chorus Line, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!) and Fra Fee (Les Miserables on stage and screen, Dirty Dancing) take the leading roles of Cunegonde and Candide. I managed to catch up with the pair before a performance at the Menier. Check out our video interview below to hear them chat all things Candide as well as discussing the possibility of a very Strallen-esque Chrismas! Enjoy:

Fra Fee and Sacrlett Strallen Interview

Fra and Scar get CANDIDE

As you may or may not know, Fra and I have an interviewing history! I met Fra last year, and the exclusive Official Theatre Lightning Round was born. Keen for a rematch with the whimsical Irish lad, I thought I would try something new for our next quick fire round. Watch as Fra and Scarlett get well and truly Candide!

The show has been receiving rave reviews and the pair of theatre lovelies were an absolute treat to chat with! If you’d like to see a joyous, life affirming musical, then I would thoroughly recommend you go and see Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The show is running until the 22nd February 2014 – so grab tickets whilst you can!


About the Author

Rebecca is a cheeky London lady with a love of theatre, cheese and wine (preferably all at the same time!) She graduated from Goldsmiths (University of London) with a First Class Honours degree in Drama and Theatre Arts and later went on to study for an NCTJ postgraduate diploma in Journalism.


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