Current and upcoming projects include: QUEEN ANNE (Musical Director, Theatre Royal Haymarket).
Musical Director credits include: WOYZECK (Old Vic); BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Lighthouse Theatre); BEYOND THE FENCE (Sky Arts, Arts Theatre); PETER PAN (Regents Park Open Air 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: BUCKETS (Orange Tree Theatre); 4 PEPYS (Wilderness Festival); 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.
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”
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”
“A fascinating history play with uncanny modern parallels”
“Next stop, a deserved transfer to film?”
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”
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”
“The play is unrelentingly nihilistic but in such hands its descent into darkness is completely absorbing”
The Stage ★★★★
“essentially a completely new play, and a ferocious one too, that grows exponentially in power as it progresses”
The Arts Desk ★★★★
“coherent and extremely powerful”
“this Woyzeck is powerful and effective”