CANDIDA -1st production at the Burgess Hill Theatre, Church Walk
The play tells the story of Candida, the wife of a first-rate clergyman named James Mavor Morell. Candida returns home from a trip to London with Eugene Marchbanks, a young poet who wants to rescue her from what he presumes to be a dull family life. Marchbanks is in love with Candida, and believes she deserves something more than just complacency from her husband. Morrel on the other hand thinks that Candida needs his care and protection but the real situation is quite the opposite. Finally, Candida has to choose between the two gentlemen.
BHTC NOTES: This was the first production performed by Burgess Hill Theatre club after their purchase of the old W.I Hall.
PLAYWRIGHT: G. Bernard Shaw Born 26 July, 1856, Dublin, Ireland died November 2, 1950, Hertfordshire, England.
Genre: Comedy Drama
Playwright: G Bernard Shaw
Directed by: Jane Towell
Production Date: March 1994
Staged: The Theatre, Church Walk,
BHTC Production Number: 166
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