By Keith Bailie
THE Old Museum Arts Centre will play host to Candide from April 1- 8.
Candide opens a colourful storybook for audiences as the eponymous hero sets off on a world-wide tour in search of his sweetheart and the best of all possible worlds, sailing, battling and fortune-finding from country to country.
This Bruiser Production company show promises to be a frenetic, fast and funny theatrical experience.
Bruiser is premiering this new version from the pen of Patrick J. Oâ€™Reilly from Red Lemon Productions. Oâ€™Reilly is originally from Co. Cavan but now lives in Belfast. As well as writing the script, he is also performing in the show.
Oâ€™Reilly said: â€œItâ€™s going to be pretty hectic acting in the show as well as writing the script but Iâ€™ve been getting into training in advance.
“Itâ€™s been a fantastic experience getting to grips with a story like Candide, full of great humour and energy – I canâ€™t wait to see what people make of it.â€
Previous productions by Bruiser Theatre Company include The Threepenny Opera, Confusions, The School For Scandal, Blood Wedding, A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream, Teechers and Two.
The final night of the tour is part of The 2008 Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival at The Studio in Belfastâ€™s Waterfront Hall.