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Apr 8th, 2019
If you had asked Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein, if their 1960s hit musical about a group of Orthodox Jews in Russia, would still be so popular - and still relevant! - over forty years later, they probably would have laughed in your face. But, it's bitter-sweetly true.
Making its debut post World War II where the shocking plight of millions of Jews was still being felt across the world, Fiddler on the Roof follows patriarch Tevye (a charismatic Andy Nyman) as he fights for the traditions that he holds so dear in a rapidly changing world.
This West End transfer retains the intimacy that it created during its off-West End run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. With the set and stage circling the whole auditorium, Fiddler on the Roof becomes a semi-immersive experience drawing you into the little town of Anatevka and thus the lives of its inhabitants too.
Although Trevor Nunn's production retains the original score and script, this 2019 revival breathes new life into the classic musical. As scarily relevant now as it was 40 years ago, Nunn proves his weight in gold with this brilliant yet heartbreaking revival. Full of fantastic performances, exquisite choreography and the musical numbers that we all know and love (Tradition, Matchmaker Matchmaker) Fiddler on the Roof is as important in 2019 as it was in 1964.
I hope that one day the story of Fiddler on the Roof is no longer needed but, as we fight for change, we can also enjoy this spellbinding and simply enchanting musical. To Life!
View our show pages for more information about Fiddler on the Roof, Playhouse Theatre.
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