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About the showFollowing its lauded season at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Fiddler on the Roof enjoys a well-deserved West End transfer. Trevor Nunn’s revival of the classic musical plays a strictly limited run at the Playhouse Theatre. Set in a specially tailored immersive space, the show invites you to step into Tevye the milkman’s home. See it from 21 March.
Tevye lives in a traditional Jewish community within Imperial Russia, and strives diligently to maintain his cultural and religious mores despite the invasive actions of the Russian authorities. His three eldest daughters threaten to rock the boat when they come to their father for his blessing on their intended marriages. Each determined to marry for love, they force Tevye to balance his affection for his family with his great respect for his religion. Fiddler on the Roof is a story of immense heart and comedy. It looks at tradition as well as progress, at love versus duty. Its many famous songs include "Sunrise, Sunset", "Matchmaker, Matchmaker", "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Tradition".
Andy Nyman reprises his starring role as Tevye, as does Judy Kuhn in the role of Golda. They are joined by Nicola Brown as Chava, Harriet Bunton as Hodel, Dermot Canavan as Lazar Wolf, Stewart Clarke as Perchik, Joshua Gannon as Motel, Matthew Hawksley as Fyedka, Louise Gold as Yente the Matchmaker and Molly Osborne as Tzeitel.
From 18 June onward, Maria Friedman steps into the role of Golde while Anita Dobson takes over as Yente.
1964 saw the opening of the original Broadway production, which went on to win nine Tony Awards. The music is by Jerry Bock, the lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and the book by Joseph Stein. The show became one of the longest running shows in Broadway history. A successful film adaptation followed in 1971.
Trevor Nunn's Broadway revival comes fresh from a sold-out season at the Menier Chocolate Factory which ran from November 2018 to March 2019. The Guardian pronounced it “note-perfect”.
Jerome Robbins' Tony Award-winning choreography features, along with further choreography by Matt Cole. Set design comes from Robert Jones, costume design is by Jonathan Lipman and hair and make up design comes from Richard Mawbey. Lighting design is the work of Tim Lutkin, sound design is by Gregory Clarke, musical supervision and direction come from Paul Bogaev and orchestrations are byJason Carr.
Catch this hugely uplifting revival of Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse theatre from 21 March 2019.
Who Should See It?Fans of Andy Nyman will find him at his charismatic best here, while lovers of the classic musical will find many new things to appreciate in its retelling.