Gulliver's Travels meets The Third Policeman in this (quite literally) half-arsed comedy. Naive young philosopher Candide is expelled from the Castle Thunder-ten-Tronckt and sets off around the globe in search of his sweetheart Cunegonde. On the way he meets the daughter of Pope Urban X (a lady with one less buttock than usual), monkey-loving Amazonians and a whirling dervish who may or may not hold the secret of life. The Performance Corporation's hugely energetic production is a brilliantly surreal satire on war, religion, greed and gardening.
Reviews“the most captivating Irish performance events (Performance Corporation)”
The Performance Corporation has displayed a gift for sharp social comedy delivered with an energy to which the word ‘boundless’ could scarcely do justice ruthlessly physical theatre…wonderfully realised …original, visually striking”
Irish Theatre Magazine
“consistently growing…one of Ireland's leading companies”
“At their best, the Performance Corporation are maniacally and subversively brilliant.”
The Sunday Independent
“a theatre that celebrates initiatives to stage shows in unique and different ways, in unexpected places and to provide entertainment without sacrificing intellectual and artistic credibility… Since its inception two years ago, The Performance Corporation has served up tantalising presentations that have been new, different, refreshing and a lot of fun”
“…one of the most exciting companies in Ireland today The Performance Corporation are known for their signature quirky style. The company pride themselves on engaging with each aspect of the theatre in their productions to explore all aspects of the theatre experience to the full”
The Kilkenny People
“The Performance Corporation is a company that consistently produces stylistically unified and coherent performances and imaginative clever work” Irish Theatre Magazine
Tom Swift & Jo Mangan
Dublin Fringe Festival, September 2009
Cantiori Choir, Damien Devaney, Lynda Gough, Michael Hayes, Fergal McElherron, Regan O' Brien, Stephen Swift.
Set Design ... Sinead O’Hanlon & Sinead Woods
Lighting Design ... Sinead McKenna
Costume Design ... Suzanne Keogh
Sound Design ... Paul Brennan
Joshua Baraud, Colm Hogan, Peter Johnston, Kevin McCaughey, Pat McDevitt, Cerstin Mudiwa, Bairbre Sexton, Christopher Swift.