Images have been released offering the first glimpse of Trevor Nunn’s new staging of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, currently in previews at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory.
The production stars Andy Nyman as Tevye. He is joined in the lead cast by Judy Kuhn as Golde, Harriet Bunton as Hodel, Dermot Canavan as Lazar Wolf, Stewart Clarke as Perchik, Matt Corner as Fyedka, Joshua Gannon as Motel, Louise Gold as Yente, Kirsty MacLaren as Chava and Molly Osborne as Tzeitel.
Theatre legend Trevor Nunn, known for directing musical theatre classics like CATS and LES MISÉRABLES, helms the new revival at Southwark’s Menier Chocolate Factory. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF also features choreography by Matt Cole, set design by Robert Jones, costume design by Jonathan Lipman, hair and make up design by Richard Mawbey, lighting by Tim Lutkin, sound by Gregory Clarke, musical supervision and direction by Paul Bogaev and orchestrations by Jason Carr.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF premiered on Broadway in 1964 featuring music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joseph Stein. The story centres around milkman Tevye, the father of five daughters in Imperial Russia, as he tries to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach on his family life. It’s been performed countless times on Broadway, the West End and around the world. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF was adapted into a successful film in 1971 starring Chaim Topol. It features now iconic songs such as ‘Tradition’, ‘Sunrise, Sunset’ and ‘If I Were a Rich Man’.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory until 9th March 2019. It officially opens to the press 5th December 2018.
Photo credits to Johann Persson