It’s been announced that the Menier Chocolate Factory’s production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will transfer to the West End’s Playhouse Theatre this March.
Currently running at the Southwark venue, the new production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is directed by Trevor Nunn, best known for directing iconic West End musicals such as LES MISÉRABLES and CATS. The show’s Menier stars Andy Nyman and Judy Kuhn will reprise their acclaimed roles of Tevye and Golde in the West End. Further casting for the transfer is still to be announced.
The Playhouse Theatre hosts the transfer from 21st March to 15th June, with the theatre being specially reconfigured into an immersive space for the show, matching the current design at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Trevor Nunn’s new production 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 ROOD runs at the Playhouse Theatre from 21st March to 15th June with opening night on 27th March. Tickets go on general sale from 4th Februrary.