Maisie
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Working-class, Jewish director, choreographer + writer for theatre and opera based in east London and Bristol. 

Currently
Gone Too Far
at Stratford East 


Candide
Choreographer

Scottish Opera

Nominated for a UK theatre award: 
‘Achievment in Opera’

Director Jack Furness
Conductor Stuart Stratford
Design Tim Meacock

★★★★★ The Guardian

'as good, if not better, than anything to be seen at the Festival and Fringe'
★★★★★ The Herald

'deliciously witty and audacious'
★★★★★ The Telegraph

'sits perfectly with the utter idiocy of the Voltaire-inspired plot'
★★★★★ The Scotsman

'an extraordinarily enjoyable experience'
★★★★★ ScotsGay Arts


Opera in two acts

Music by Leonard Bernstein

Book by Hugh Wheeler after Voltaire

Lyrics by Richard Wilbur, with additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John La Touche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, and Leonard Bernstein

Orchestrations by Leonard Bernstein and Hershy Kay; Musical continuity and additional orchestrations by John Mauceri

First performed at the Martin Beck Theatre, New York, on 1 December 1956

The ‘Scottish Opera version’ first performed at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on 19 May 1988'the not to be missed musical event of the season'