It's directed by RSC veteran Sir Trevor Nunn, who has a lifetime of experience helming successful musicals. He directed the original productions of Cats and Les Misérables, bagging Tonys and Oliviers a-plenty. His most recent hit at the Menier, last year's Love in Idleness, secured a West End transfer.
The first London outing of Fiddler opened in 1967 at Her Majesty's Theatre, but there hasn't been a major revival in the capital since 2007. The Chichester Festival Theatre's production last year garnered rave reviews, especially for its star, Omid Djalili.
The musical is set in the fictional shtetl of Anatevka, in the Russian Pale of Settlement. Dairyman Tevye and his wife Golde are struggling to find good matches for their five daughters – but it’s 1905, and the wheels of change are affecting even their little village. Revolution is on the horizon, threatening the long-established traditions of the Russian Jews’ lives.
Previews of Fiddler will open on 23 November, following the Menier’s revival of Hugh Whitemore’s Pack of Lies. And with tickets at the Menier's usual rates, you don't even have to be a rich man to see it.
|What||Fiddler on the Roof, Menier Chocolate Factory|
|Where||Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark St, London , SE1 1RU | MAP|
|Nearest tube||London Bridge (underground)|
23 Nov 18 – 09 Mar 19, Exact times TBA
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