MUSICAL DIRECTOR, COMPOSER, ARRANGER
Candida composed music for The Little Prince (Metta Theatre) alongside lyrics by P Burton Morgan. The EP is available to listen to on Spotify.
Current and forthcoming credits: Black Love (Paines Plough); The Lehman Trilogy (Broadway).
Musical Director credits include: The Lehman Trilogy (West End, National Theatre & The Armory, New York); The Wizard of Oz (Musical Supervisor, Leeds Playhouse); King Lear (Duke of York’s); The Seven Ages of Patience (Kiln); Carmen – The Gypsy (UK Tour); Peter Pan (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The Little Mermaid (Metta Theatre, UK Tour); The Shadow Factory (Nuffield Southampton); Queen Anne (RSC, Theatre Royal Haymarket); WOYZECK (Old Vic); Snow White; 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 Little Whorehouse in Texas; Oklahoma; Cinderella; Anything Goes; Into The Woods; BA Showcase (Trinity Laban); Wendy and Peter; The White Devil; Arden of Faversham; Titus Andronicus; 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 Gretel; Treasure Island; Much Ado About Nothing; Pinocchio; 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, The Other Palace), and The Battle of Boat (Rose Theatre, Kingston). An original cast album for both Prodigy and The Battle of Boat have been released.
Candida trained at Cambridge University where she received a University Instrumental Award for piano. She also plays the oboe, violin and accordion.