Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Fiddler on the Roof 11th March - 15th March

Strictly come dancing's beloved Craig Revel Horwood, returns to the theatre to direct and choreograph an old audience favourite, Fiddler on the Roof. This show is so uplifting with plenty of heartfelt, tear brimming moments and of course a multitude of well-known, catchy songs such as; Tradition, Matchmaker, Matchmaker, If I Were a Rich Man, To Life and Sunrise Sunset.

The cast is lead by Paul Michael Glasser who plays Tevye, a poor milkman who lives with is wife and five daughters. Indeed, Glasser is no stranger to this show, having played revolutionary student, Perchik in the 1971 film. The show takes place in the small village of Anatevka in 1905 Tzarist Russia and provides insight to the small Jewish community who live there. Tevye, like most of the community lives his life by tradition and each member of the family knows their place. Tevye's three oldest daughters Tzeitel (Emily O'Keefe), Hodel (Liz Singelton) and Chava, (Claire Petzal) decide to break tradition and marry for love. Tevye must decide between his traditions and his daughters' happiness. Worst of all, he must decide how to tell his wife!

For anyone who is familiar with a Craig Revel Horwood show, they will know that the actors are not only expected to sing, dance and act but they also take on the role of the orchestra while doing so! This was so impressive and really added to the community feel in Anatevka. It also fit is perfectly with the image of the traditional folk musicians. 

It was truly an incredible wholehearted performance from the entire cast. A candid performance which brought with it an array of emotions.

Mazal Tov, Mazal Tov to the whole cast and crew on such a flawless performance!


Cast: Tevye - Paul Michael Glasser                Yente/Fruma Sarah - Sussannah Van Den Berg
          Golde - Karen Mann                              Mordecai (Inkeeper/Constable) - Eamonn O'Dwyer  
          Tzeitel - Emily O' Keefe                         Rabbi - Neil Salvage
          Hodel - Liz Singleton                              Mendel (Rabbi's son) - Michael Paver
          Chava - Claire Petzal                             Avram (bookseller) - Tarek Merchant
          Motel - Jon Trenchard                           Sasha - Jeff Smyth
          Perchik - Steven Bor                             Grandma Tzeitel - Lilly Howard     
          Lazar Wolf - Paul Kissaun
          Fyedka - Daniel Bolton
          The Fiddler - Jennifer Douglas

Tickets are very limited! Click here to find out if there are any left!

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