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".
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 supplies Tony Award-winning choreography, with further choreography by Matt Cole. Set design is by Robert Jones, while costume design is by Jonathan Lipman and hair and make up design are courtesy of Richard Mawbey. Lighting design comes from Tim Lutkin, sound design from Gregory Clarke, musical supervision and direction from Paul Bogaev and orchestrations from Jason Carr.
For the Menier Chocolate factory run, Andy Nyman starred as Tevye and Judy Kuhn starred as Golda. They were joined by Harriet Bunton, Dermot Canavan, Louise Gold, Matt Corner, Joshua Gannon, Stewart Clarke, Kirsty MacLaren and Molly Osborne.
Trevor Nunn's has been Artistic Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and of Theatre Royal Haymarket. He has received many accolades, including an Olivier for Best Director, a Tony for Best Direction of a Play and a Tony for Best Direction of a Musical.
Catch this soaring revival of Fiddler on the Roof at the West End’s Playhouse theatre from 21 March until 3 November 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.