05 May, 2009

Optimism Sydney bound

Image: Optimism, Photo: Garth Oriander

Sydney Festival has announced that Malthouse Melbourne's Optimism, which appears at the Edinburgh International Festival in August, will then head to Sydney for performances in January 2010.

Based on Voltaire's Candide (1759), the witty satire has been transformed into a cutting commentary on the globalised world, with the "no worries" bravura of Australian swagger.

Optimism is brought to life by some of Australia's finest comic actors including Frank Woodley (pictured), who performed a successful solo show in the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is best known for his work as part of the comedic duo, Lano and Woodley.

For more info and to purchase tickets to Optimism click here.

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