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Martin Unsworth interviewed Rodeo Strange, one of the directors of The Great Charade, in Starburst magazine’s Feb 2020 issue. In it, Rodeo said:

“…we knew we wanted to work with Candice Palladino right from the start. We’d already worked with her on a range of projects, and she hasn’t ever ceased to amaze us. She embodies a kind of magic whereby not only can she expel emotion with astounding range and power, but she can also deliver performances with a stunning subtlety, bringing humanity to every role she plays. In short, we love her.”

I hired Candice to play the lead role of Mousey in a table read of my new play The Future Always Eats Us. From her reel, I could tell she was highly skilled in comedy and she definitely proved me right. From the minute Candice opened her mouth, she breathed life and a fabulous amount of energy into my main character thoroughly exceeding my expectations. Consider me a fan; I’d cast her in something again in a heartbeat and look forward to seeing her next steps.
Orlando Capitanio (Playwright), The Future Always Eats Us

For her role as Dixie Lee in the feature film The Great Charade,  2019

Daniel Strange: We didn’t think the film could be as dark as they made it, but we also didn’t think it could be as funny as they made it, as well…

Rodeo Strange: …in particular, Candice Palladino, who played one of the antagonists. She has a real, kind of knack for comedic timing. And, it just…it was hilarious. We were just in hysterics on set.

Daniel Strange: Four o’clock in the morning and we could not stop laughing at this one line. And it’s literally about two or three seconds of the film and it took us over an hour and a half to shoot that one little bit because she was so funny.

Daniel and Rodeo Strange, directors & producers of The Great Charade, as heard on BBC Radio Oxford with Kat Olman