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See Trevor Nunn’s Fiddler On The Roof at the West End’s Playhouse Theatre

Direct from its sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Tony and Olivier award-winning director Trevor Nunn‘s ‘exuberant revival’ (Daily Telegraph) of the classic Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof transfers to the West End for a strictly limited run. The Playhouse Theatre has been specially transformed into an intimate space which will envelop you in the beloved story of Tevye and his family. Get ready to enter the ‘shiveringly intimate chamber musical about family’ (The Times).

Old traditions and young love collide in this joyous and timely celebration of life. Tevye’s daughters’ unexpected choice of husbands opens his heart to new possibilities, as his close-knit community also feels the winds of change blowing through their tiny village.

Featuring the iconic score including ‘Tradition’, ‘Matchmaker, Matchmaker’, ‘Sunrise, Sunset’ and ‘If I Were a Rich Man’, and featuring original choreography from Tony award-winning Jerome Robbins alongside new choreography by Matt Cole, Fiddler on the Roof ‘bursts from the stage’ (Financial Times), bringing new life to one of the most beloved musicals of all time.

Six Reasons to come to the Playhouse Theatre to see Fiddler on the Roof

1. Come for tradition and family!

Celebrate life as old traditions and new love collide to bring a world of possibilities to one man in this joyous and timely musical. Join Tevye on an unexpected journey when his views on life, love and tradition are challenged by his daughters who want to take their own lives and future happiness into their own hands. Meanwhile, there is unrest in his community as the winds of change blow through his tiny, close-knit village.

2. Come for the award-winning music!

Feel your hairs stand on end and your heart fill with joy when you hear legendary songs performed live by an incredible cast. Featuring classics such as ‘Tradition’, ‘Matchmaker, Matchmaker’, ‘Sunrise, Sunset’, and ‘If I Were a Rich Man’, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s score has never sounded so fresh.

With original choreography from Tony Award-winner Jerome Robbins and new choreography by Matt Cole, this production of Fiddler On The Roof ‘bursts from the stage’ and brings new life to one of the most celebrated musicals of all time.

3. Come for the brand-new environment!

When you step into the Playhouse Theatre, you won’t be in the West End any longer. You’ll be transported to a wooden shtetl in Anatevka in 1904 thanks to the specially designed space created for this remarkable production.

Feel like one of the villagers as you sit amongst them and watch as they carry out their daily tasks. Feel immersed in this stunning production as you soak up the sights, sounds and electric atmosphere created by set designer Robert Jones, with detailed costumes by Jonathan Lipman. It’ll be an unforgettable experience that will never be repeated in the West End again.

4. Come for the People!

Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories, Death At A Funeral) wowed audiences and critics when he gave his ‘searingly real’ turn as Tevye at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Now, he reprises his role alongside multi-award winners Maria Friedman and Anita Dobson as Golde and the Matchmaker, Yente. See the rest of ‘the cast whirl and swirl, as they raise the rafters’ in this sensational transfer of Fiddler On The Roof.

Joining Andy, Maria & Anita will be Nicola Brown (Chava), Harriet Bunton (Hodel), Dermot Canavan (Lazar Wolf), Stewart Clarke (Perchik), Joshua Gannon (Motel), Matthew Hawksley (Fyedka), and Molly Osborne (Tzeitel).

5. Come for the accolades!

This ‘magnificent’ production of Fiddler On The Roof from Trevor Nunn (Cats, Les Misérables) is rooted in the reality Anatevka. Become part of the story as you join Tevye and his family on their journey through the modernisation of their village while tackling their emotional attachment to traditions. Nunn’s version has been hailed as an ‘extraordinarily emotional and powerful’ show while he ‘…and his excellent cast mine the meaning from each word and every note’.

6. Come for the Tradition!

The original 1964 production of Fiddler On The Roof held the record for longest-running Broadway musical for 10 years. It was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won nine – including Best Musical. Over 50 years later, Joseph Stein’s incredible story – along with Jerry Bock’s music and Sheldon Harnick’s music – is still celebrated in pop culture with many TV shows and movies – including Mrs. Doubtfire, Family Guy, the Simpsons, Big Bang Theory and so many more – paying homage to this brilliant musical.

When it first opened, no one thought a show about a struggling Jewish community would become ingrained in theatre history and emerge as one of the world’s most beloved musicals. But decades on, we still celebrate the timeless tale that touches on family, women’s empowerment, anti-semitism, refugee resettlement, and, most of all, hope. It reminds us on how far we’ve come, but how far we still have to go. This Fiddler is a ‘serious and sincere piece at heart’.

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