Candida Caldicot

MUSIAL DIRECTOR/COMPOSER/ARRANGER

Upcoming credits include: THE SHADOW FACTORY (Nuffield Southampton), LITTLE MERMAID (Metta Theatre, UK Tour) and PETER PAN (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre). 

Musical Director credits include: QUEEN ANNE (Theatre Royal Haymarket); WOYZECK (Old Vic); SNOW WHITE and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Lighthouse Theatre); BEYOND THE FENCE (Sky Arts, Arts Theatre); IT'S A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS (English Touring Theatre); HECUBA; THE WITCH OF EDMONTON; THE HERESY OF LOVE; THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD (RSC); THE TEMPEST (RSC, US Suitcase Tour); LOVE’S LABOURS LOST (Oxford Shakespeare Company); GALILEO (Birmingham Rep); A SOLDIER IN EVERY SON (International Tour); BED AND SOFA (Finborough Theatre); THE VAUDEVILLIANS (Lowry Theatre, Charing Cross Theatre); THE FIRST LADY SUITE (Union Theatre): EVERYTHING MUST GO (Soho Theatre); A CENTURY OF WOMEN (Leicester Square Theatre); JET SET GO (Jermyn Street Theatre); THE BEST LTTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS; OKLAHOMA; CINDERELLA; ANYTHING GOES; INTO THE WOODS; BA SHOWCASE (Trinity Laban); WENDY AND PETER; THE WHITE EVIL; ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM; TITUS ANDRONIUS; RICHARD III; KING JOHN; CITY MADAM; 50 YEARS OF THE RSC MUSICAL (Associate MD, RSC).

As Composer: ZERAFFA GIRAFFA (Little Angel & Omnibus); BUCKETS (Orange Tree Theatre); 4 PEPYS (Wilderness Festival); HANSEL AND GRETAL; TREASURE ISLAND; MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; PINNOCHIO; RICHARD III; ALICE IN WONDERLAND; ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS; ROMEO AND JULIET; WIND IN THE WILLOWS (Iris Theatre); MACBETH (Shakespeare in Styria); ONCE UPON A TIME (Booktrust Tour); THE HOSTAGE (Southwark Playhouse).

Candida was Musical Director on two new musicals for NYMT: PRODIGY (& Orchestrator, St James Theatre); and THE BATTLE OF THE BOAT (Rose Theatre, Kingston). An original cast album for PRODIGY has been released.

Candida trained at Cambridge University where she received a University Instrumental Award for piano. She also plays the oboe, violin and accordion. 

 

29 May 2018

PETER PAN, a production that “really soars”

PETER PAN, a production that “really soars”

Returning to the lush surroundings of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre three years after it’s Olivier-nominated run in 2015, PETER PAN is given an adaptation that is grounded in both innocence and experience. With Musical Supervision and Direction by Candida Caldicot.

The Telegraph ★★★★★

“There’s not a dud performance as the production, utilising nursery songs and wartime standards alike, soldiers gamely onwards on two fronts, answering the need for an endorphin-rush of invention and swashbuckling zest alongside the tingle-factor of bubbling sadness and grief.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/peter-pan-review-open-air-theatre-regents-park-return-production/

The Stage ★★★★★

“This production stretches the film that separates childhood and adulthood so thin you can see through it from both sides… In its questioning of ideas of chivalry, courage, motherhood, the production becomes an extraordinary celebration of the virtues of being a child.”

https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2018/peter-pan-review-open-air-theatre-london/

Broadway World ★★★★★

“This is a beautiful and poignant production that captivates its audience from start to finish.”

https://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/BWW-Review-PETER-PAN-Regents-Park-Open-Air-Theatre-20180525

The Arts Desk ★★★★

“The Darling household is reduced here to a dignified Edwardian figure who seems to represent Mrs Darling. The singer Rebecca Thorn threads through the action, expressing emotion  very movingly  in music, often songs from the Great War.”

https://theartsdesk.com/theatre/peter-pan-regents-park-open-air-theatre-review-ensemble-playing-its-best

Time Out ★★★★

The Reviews Hub ★★★★

14 July 2017

Candida Caldicot is Musical Director on QUEEN ANNE

Candida Caldicot is Musical Director on QUEEN ANNE

Natalie Abrahami directs and Candida Caldicot musical directs this enthralling story of power and betrayal based on the true story of Princess Anne and the increasing pressure her future monarch has on her. Queen Anne plays at the Theatre Royal until 30th September 2017.

 

THE GUARDIAN ★★★★

“it rescues Anne from the shadows and offers a rousing hymn to female agency”

“an excellent mix of slyness and sensuality”

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/jul/11/queen-anne-review-romola-garai-rsc

 

EVENING STANDARD ★★★★ 

“a rich and satisfying new drama” 

“It’s a mini-masterclass in the skillful power-play of withholding affection”

“A real summer treat all round”

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/queen-anne-theatre-review-a-real-summer-treat-all-round-a3584646.html

 

TELEGRAPH ★★★★

“A fascinating history play with uncanny modern parallels”

“Next stop, a deserved transfer to film?” 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/fascinating-history-play-uncanny-modern-parallels-queen-anne/

  

BRITISH THEATRE ★★★★

“Queen Anne offers an insightful and commendably believable depiction of the reign of one of England’s lesser known monarchs”

“a fascinating insight into England at the turn of the 18th Century” 

http://britishtheatre.com/review-queen-anne-theatre-royal-haymarket-4stars/

25 May 2017

Candida Caldicot is Musical Director for WOYZECK

Candida Caldicot is Musical Director for WOYZECK

Starring John Boyega, Joe Murphy’s production of Jack’s Thorne’s version of WOYCECK opened last night at the Old Vic Theatre. Candida Caldicot is Musical Diretor. It runs until 24th June.

The Evening Standard ★★★★

“earthy, robust and admirably clear”

“an atmosphere of mounting paranoia”

“This isn’t an easy watch, but it certainly rewards audience effort”

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/woyzeck-theatre-review-john-boyega-gives-a-muscular-committed-performance-a3546841.html

 

WhatsOnStage ★★★★

“threatening music”

“The play is unrelentingly nihilistic but in such hands its descent into darkness is completely absorbing”

http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/reviews/woyzeck-old-vic-theatre-john-boyega_43674.html

  

The Stage ★★★★

“essentially a completely new play, and a ferocious one too, that grows exponentially in power as it progresses”

https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2017/woyzeck-starring-john-boyega-review-old-vic-boyega-shines/

 

The Arts Desk ★★★★

“coherent and extremely powerful”

“this Woyzeck is powerful and effective”

http://www.theartsdesk.com/theatre/woyzeck-old-vic-review-john-boyega%E2%80%99s-thrillingly-powerful-triumph

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