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(Image: Lloyd Parkin Design)

The Birmingham Opera Company's production of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide" was performed in April 2003 in a disused car parts factory in Digbeth known as the Chuck Works. The opera was directed by Graham Vick and choreographed by Ron Howell.

Photographs by:

Ken Hill
Olga Murrin
Sue Nicholls
Stella Mansfield
Jim Whiskens
Katja Klemm

Birmingham Picture Library (select category 'Theatre, Music')

What the papers said:

The Guardian (preview)
The Guardian (review)
The Times
The Independent

Demolition of the Chuck Works!

Demolition sequence 1
Demolition sequence 2
The full demolition set

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Jonathan Smith