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Trevor Nunn’s critically acclaimed production of Fiddler On The Roof  transfers to the West End

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Credit: Johan Persson

Trevor Nunn’s critically acclaimed production of Fiddler on the Roof with Andy Nyman and Judy Kuhn transfers to the reconfigured Playhouse Theatre from 21 March for a limited run – with over 25,000 tickets at £20 or less across the run. The production, which opens on 27 March, with previews from 21 March, and is booking until 15 June, is currently running at the Menier, where it completes its sell-out run on 9 March. Public booking opens on 6 February. The full cast for the transfer will be announced shortly.

★★★★
‘A resounding success. This one is pretty perfect.’
Financial Times

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 will be specially transformed into an immersive space for this ‘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 feel 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 packed with Jerome Robbins’ original Tony award-winning choreography, Fiddler on the Roof ‘bursts from the stage’ (Financial Times), bringing new life to one of the most beloved musicals of all time.

Andy Nyman is an award-winning actor, director and writer who has earned acclaim from both critics and audiences for his work in theatre, film and television. As well asFiddler on the Roof, his work for the Menier includes Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins and Abigail’s Party (also Wyndham’s Theatre). Other theatre work includes Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen (Wyndham’s Theatre), and the original production of Ghost Stories (Duke of York’s Theatre/Arts Theatre) which he starred in, co-wrote and co-directed with Jeremy Dyson. His extensive television credits include Wanderlust, The Eichmann ShowCampus, Crooked HouseDead Set as well as his highly acclaimed performance as Winston Churchill in Peaky Blinders. This year he will be seen in the up and coming series Hanna. Nyman’s extensive film credits include The CommuterDeath at a FuneralKick-Ass 2Black DeathThe Brother’s BloomSeverance and Shut Up & Shoot Me, for which he won the ‘Best Actor’ award at the Cherbourg Film Festival in 2006. Upcoming films include Jungle Cruise and playing opposite Renee Zellweger in Judy. This year saw the release of the film version of Ghost Stories. Based on their own play, the film was written and directed by Nyman and Jeremy Dyson. Nyman also stars alongside Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse. In addition, he has collaborated with Derren Brown for almost 20 years, co-writing and co-creating much of Brown’s early TV work, he has also co-written and directed six of Brown’s stage shows winning the ‘Best Entertainment’ Olivier Award for Derren Brown – Something Wicked This Way Comes and recently a New York Drama Desk Award for ‘Best Unique Theatrical Event 2017’ for Derren Brown – Secret.

Judy Kuhn plays Golde. A four-time Tony Award nominee, she has released four studio albums, and sang the title role in the 1995 film Pocahontas, including her rendition of the song “Colors of the Wind”, which won its composers the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Her theatre credits include Fun Home (Public Theater/Circle In The Square Theatre), She Loves Me (Brooks Atkinson Theater), ChessThe Mystery of Edwin Drood (The Imperial Theatre), Les Miserables (Broadhurst Theatre), Rags (Mark Hellinger Theatre),Two Shakespearean Actors (Lincoln Center Theatre), King David (New Amsterdam Theater) and Metropolis (Piccadilly Theatre – Olivier Award Nomination), The Visit(The Williamstown Theater Festival), PassionThe Cradle Will Rock (City Center), Three Sisters (Intiman Theatre), Passion (Kennedy Center), Sunset BoulevardEli’s Comin’ , Dream True (Vineyard Theatre), The Ballad of Little Jo (Steppenwolf Theater), The Glass Menagerie (McCarter Theatre), Martin Guerre (Hartford Stage) and Endangered Species (BAM). Her film credits include EnchantedDay on FirePocahontas and Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World.

From 1968 to 1986, Trevor Nunn was the youngest ever Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, directing over thirty productions, including most of the Shakespeare canon, as well as Nicholas Nickleby and Les Misérables.  From 1997 to 2003, he was Artistic Director of the National Theatre, where his productions included Troilus and Cressida, Oklahoma!The Merchant of VeniceSummerfolkMy Fair LadyA Streetcar Named DesireAnything Goes and Love’s Labour’s Lost. He has directed the world premières of Tom Stoppard’s plays ArcadiaThe Coast of Utopia and Rock n Roll; and of CatsSunset Boulevard, Starlight Express and Aspects of Love by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Other theatre includes Timon of AthensSkellig (Young Vic); The Lady From The Sea (Almeida Theatre); HamletRichard IIInherit the Wind (The Old Vic), A Little Night Music (Menier Chocolate Factory, West End and Broadway), Cyrano de BergeracKiss Me Kate (Chichester Festival Theatre); Heartbreak HouseFlare PathRosencrantz and Guildenstern Are DeadThe Tempest (Theatre Royal, Haymarket); Scenes from a Marriage (Coventry & St James), All That Fall (Jermyn Street & New York); A Chorus of Disapproval and Relative Values (West End).  Work for television includes Antony and CleopatraThe Comedy of ErrorsMacbethThree SistersOthello,The Merchant of Venice and King Lear, and on film, HeddaLady Jane and Twelfth Night.

Listings                                                                                                                         Fiddler on the Roof

Playhouse Theatre

Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5DE

 Box Office: 0844 871 7631

Tickets from £20 

www.fiddlerwestend.com

 Twitter: @FiddlerWestEnd

Instagram: @FiddlerWestEnd

Facebook: /FiddlerWestEnd

 Performances:

Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm until 30 March (matinees on Saturdays)

Tuesday to Saturday from w/c 2 April (matinees on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)

 Groups Bookings: 020 7206 1174

Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971

Captioned performance: Wednesday 8 May

Audio Described: Wednesday 15 May

Full casting announced for Menier Chocolate Factory’s major revival of Fiddler On The Roof

Menier Chocolate Factory

As rehearsals begin today, the Menier Chocolate Factory  announced the full company for its major revival of one of the world’s most-beloved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof, in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. Joining the previously announced Harriet Bunton (Hodel), Dermot Canavan (Lazar Wolf), Stewart Clarke (Perchik), Matt Corner (Fyedka), Joshua Gannon (Motel), Judy Kuhn (Golde), Louise Gold (Yente), Kirsty Maclaren (Chava), Andy Nyman (Tevye) and Molly Osborne (Tzeitel), are Miles BarrowSofia BennettLottie CasserleyLia CohenShoshana EzequielFenton GrayJames HameedMatthew HawksleyMatilda HopkinsAdam MargilewskiRobert MaskellBenny MaslovGaynor MilesEllie MullaneCraig Pinder and Valentina Theodoulou to complete the company.

The production opens on 5 December, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 9 March. Booking is open for supporters of the Menier with public booking opening on 5 September.

This joyous and heart-breaking story of the travails of Tevye the milkman, his wife and five daughters features such classic songs as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and remains a heart-warming celebration To Life – L’chaim!

The first London production of Fiddler on the Roof opened in February 1967 at Her Majesty’s Theatre; and the most recent London production opened in May 2007 at the Savoy Theatre with Henry Goodman as Tevye.

Fiddler on the Roof sees Trevor Nunn renew his collaboration with the Menier – he previously directed Lettice and LovageLove in Idleness (also West End), A Little Night Music (also West End and Broadway) and Aspects of Love for the company.

Listings Information                                                                                                Fiddler on the Roof

Venue:                                Menier Chocolate Factory

Address:                             53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU

Press performance:         5 December at 8pm

Dates:                                 23 November 2018 – 9 March 2019

Times:                                For the performance schedule, please see the website

Box Office:                         020 7378 1713 (£2.50 transaction fee per booking)

Website:                        www.menierchocolatefactory.com (£1.50 transaction fee per booking)

Tickets:                               Prices vary, as below from discounted preview tickets to premier seats. With the emphasis on ‘the sooner you book, the better the price’:

A meal deal ticket includes a 2-course meal from the pre-theatre menu in the Menier Restaurant as well as the theatre ticket.

www.menierchocolatefactory.com

Twitter: @MenChocFactory

Principal casting announced for Menier Chocolate Factory’s major revival of Fiddler On The Roof

Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced principal company for its major revival of one of the world’s most-beloved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof, in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. Joining the previously announced Andy Nyman (Tevye) is Judy Kuhn as Golde, with Harriet Bunton (Hodel), Dermot Canavan (Lazar Wolf), Stewart Clarke (Perchik), Matt Corner (Fyedka), Joshua Gannon (Motel), Louise Gold (Yente),Kirsty MacLaren (Chava) and Molly Osborne (Tzeitel).

The production opens on 5 December, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 9 March. Booking is open for supporters of the Menier with public booking opening on 5 September.

This joyous and heart-breaking story of the travails of Tevye the milkman, his wife and five daughters features such classic songs as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and remains a heart-warming celebration To Life – L’chaim!

Fiddler on the Roof sees Trevor Nunn renew his collaboration with the Menier – he previously directed Lettice and LovageLove in Idleness (also West End), A Little Night Music (also West End and Broadway) and Aspects of Love for the company.

Andy Nyman is an award-winning actor, director and writer who has earned acclaim from both critics and audiences for his work in theatre, film and television. He returns to the Menier Chocolate Factory having previously performed in Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins and Abigail’s Party (also Wyndham’s Theatre). Other theatre work includes Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen (Wyndham’s Theatre), and the original production of Ghost Stories(Duke of York’s Theatre/Arts Theatre) which he starred in, co-wrote and co-directed with Jeremy Dyson. His extensive television credits includeWanderlust, The Eichmann ShowCampus, Crooked HouseDead Set as well as his highly acclaimed performance as Winston Churchill in Peaky Blinders. This year he will be seen in the up and coming series Hanna. Nyman’s extensive film credits include The CommuterDeath at a FuneralKick-Ass 2Black DeathThe Brother’s BloomSeverance and Shut Up & Shoot Me, for which he won the ‘Best Actor’ award at the Cherbourg Film Festival in 2006. Upcoming films include Jungle Cruise and playing opposite Renee Zellweger in Judy. This year saw the release of the film version of Ghost Stories. Based on their own play, the film was written and directed by Nyman and Jeremy Dyson. Nyman also stars alongside Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse. In addition, he has collaborated with Derren Brown for almost 20 years, co-writing and co-creating much of Brown’s early TV work, he has also co-written and directed six of Brown’s stage shows winning the ‘Best Entertainment’ Olivier Award for Derren Brown – Something Wicked This Way Comes and recently a New York Drama Desk Award for ‘Best Unique Theatrical Event 2017’ for Derren Brown – Secret.

Judy Kuhn plays Golde. A four-time Tony Award nominee, she has released four studio albums, and sang the title role in the 1995 film Pocahontas, including her rendition of the song “Colors of the Wind”, which won its composers the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Her theatre credits include Fun Home (Public Theater/Circle In The Square Theatre), She Loves Me (Brooks Atkinson Theater), ChessThe Mystery of Edwin Drood (The Imperial Theatre), Les Miserables (Broadhurst Theatre), Rags (Mark Hellinger Theatre),Two Shakespearean Actors (Lincoln Center Theatre), KingDavid (New Amsterdam Theater) and Metropolis (Piccadilly Theatre – Olivier Award Nomination), The Visit (The Williamstown Theater Festival), PassionThe Cradle Will Rock (City Center), Three Sisters (Intiman Theatre), Passion (Kennedy Center), Sunset BoulevardEli’s Comin’ , Dream True (Vineyard Theatre), The Ballad of Little Jo (Steppenwolf Theater), The Glass Menagerie (McCarter Theatre), Martin Guerre (Hartford Stage) andEndangered Species (BAM). Her film credits include EnchantedDay on FirePocahontas and Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World.

Harriet Bunton plays Hodel. Her theatre credits include Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre), Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter Theatre), The Rocky Horror Show (European tour) and We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre).

Dermot Canavan plays Lazar Wolf. His theatre credits include Oklahoma! (Gordon Craig Theatre), Rehab (Union Theatre), The Last Tango (Phoenix Theatre), West Side Story (Kilworth House), The Ladykillers (The Watermill Theatre), Annie Get Your Gun (UK tour), The Tempest, The Taming Of The ShrewThe 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre), Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), and In The Club (Hampstead Theatre); and for film Like Crazy.

Stewart Clarke plays Perchik. He returns to the Menier Chocolate Factory having previously performed in Assassins. Other theatre credits include The Rink (Southwark Playhouse), A Streetcar Named Desire (Curve), The Return of the Soldier (Jermyn Street Theatre), Godspell in Concert (Lyric Theatre), Cool Rider Live (Duchess Theatre), Ghost the Musical (UK tour) and Loserville (Garrick Theatre). His television credits include The Moonstone; and for film Easy Virtue.

Matt Corner plays Fyedka. His theatre credits include Jersey Boys (Piccadilly Theatre/UK tour), A Day at the Races/A Night at the Opera (Ireland), Jim Caruso’s Cast Party (Birdland Jazz Club, New York). His film credits include Les Miserables and You’re A Musical Star.

Joshua Gannon plays Motel. He graduated from Guildford School of Acting 2017. Since graduating, his credits include Oklahoma! (Gordon Craig Theatre), Cilla – The Musical (UK tour) and The Wind in The Willows (London Palladium).

Louise Gold plays Yente. Her theatre credits include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium), Follies (Royal Festival Hall), Mamma Mia!Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre), Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Gypsy (Chichester Festival Theatre/Savoy Theatre), Our Country’s GoodThe Caucasian Chalk Circle (Royal Lyceum Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (RSC), Noises Off (Piccadilly Theatre), The Good Person of Szechwan (Young Vic) and The Nap (Sheffield Theatres). Her television credits include Strike Back, The Alan Clarke DiariesSpitting Image and The Muppet Show; and for film, Muppets Most Wanted, The Muppet Christmas CarolThe Great Muppet CaperThe Dark Crystal, Muppet Treasure Island, The Pirates of PenzanceBilly the Kid and the Green Baize VampireTopsy Turvey and Crush.

Kirsty MacLaren plays Chava. Her theatre credits include the Olivier Award-winning Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (international tour/National Theatre/Duke of York’s Theatre), The Crucible (Royal Lyceum Theatre), Rapunzel (Platform Theatre), Miracle on 34th St, The Admirable Crichton, Mr Bolfry, Yellow on the Broom (Pitlochry Festival Theatre) and Freak Show (Noisemaker Productions).

Molly Osborne plays Tzeitel. She recently graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. This marks her professional stage debut.

From 1968 to 1986, Trevor Nunn was the youngest ever Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, directing over thirty productions, including most of the Shakespeare canon, as well as Nicholas Nickleby and Les Misérables.  From 1997 to 2003, he was Artistic Director of the National Theatre, where his productions included Troilus and Cressida, Oklahoma!The Merchant of VeniceSummerfolkMy Fair LadyA Streetcar Named DesireAnything Goes and Love’s Labour’s Lost. He has directed the world premières of Tom Stoppard’s plays ArcadiaThe Coast of Utopia and Rock n Roll; and of CatsSunset Boulevard, Starlight Express and Aspects of Love by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Other theatre includes Timon of AthensSkellig (Young Vic); The Lady From The Sea (Almeida Theatre); HamletRichard IIInherit the Wind (The Old Vic), A Little Night Music(Menier Chocolate Factory, West End and Broadway), Cyrano de BergeracKiss Me Kate (Chichester Festival Theatre); Heartbreak HouseFlare PathRosencrantz and Guildenstern Are DeadThe Tempest (Theatre Royal, Haymarket); Scenes from a Marriage (Coventry & St James), All That Fall (Jermyn Street & New York); A Chorus of Disapproval and Relative Values (West End).  Work for television includes Antony and CleopatraThe Comedy of ErrorsMacbethThree SistersOthelloThe Merchant of Venice and King Lear, and on film, HeddaLady Jane and Twelfth Night.

Listings Information                                                                                                                     Fiddler on the Roof

Venue:                                Menier Chocolate Factory

Address:                             53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU

Press performance:         5 December at 8pm

Dates:                                 23 November 2018 – 9 March 2019

Times:                                For the performance schedule, please see the website

Box Office:                         020 7378 1713 (£2.50 transaction fee per booking)

Website:                        www.menierchocolatefactory.com (£1.50 transaction fee per booking)

Menier Chocolate Factory to stage major revival of Fiddler On The Roof this Christmas

Menier Chocolate Factory

 

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced a major revival of one of the world’s most-beloved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 5 December, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 9 March. Booking opens for supporters of the Menier on 28 August, with public booking on 5 September.

This joyous and heart-breaking story of the travails of Tevye the milkman, his wife and five daughters features such classic songs as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and remains a heart-warming celebration To Life – L’chaim!

The first London production of Fiddler on the Roof opened in February 1967 at Her Majesty’s Theatre; and the most recent London production opened in May 2007 at the Savoy Theatre with Henry Goodman as Tevye.

Fiddler of Roof sees Trevor Nunn renew his collaboration with the Menier – he previously directed Lettice and LovageLove in Idleness (also West End), A Little Night Music (also West End and Broadway) and Aspects of Love for the company.

From 1968 to 1986, Trevor Nunn was the youngest ever Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, directing over thirty productions, including most of the Shakespeare canon, as well as Nicholas Nickleby and Les Misérables.  From 1997 to 2003, he was Artistic Director of the National Theatre, where his productions included Troilus and Cressida, Oklahoma!The Merchant of VeniceSummerfolkMy Fair LadyA Streetcar Named DesireAnything Goes and Love’s Labour’s Lost.  He has directed the world premières of Tom Stoppard’s plays ArcadiaThe Coast of Utopia and Rock n Roll; and of CatsSunset Boulevard, Starlight Express and Aspects of Love by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  Other theatre includes Timon of AthensSkellig (Young Vic); The Lady From The Sea (Almeida Theatre); HamletRichard IIInherit the Wind (The Old Vic), A Little Night Music (Menier Chocolate Factory, West End and Broadway), Cyrano de BergeracKiss Me Kate (Chichester Festival Theatre); Heartbreak HouseFlare PathRosencrantz and Guildenstern Are DeadThe Tempest (Theatre Royal, Haymarket); Scenes from a Marriage (Coventry & St James), All That Fall (Jermyn Street & New York); A Chorus of Disapproval and Relative Values (West End).  Work for television includes Antony and CleopatraThe Comedy of ErrorsMacbethThree SistersOthelloThe Merchant of Venice and King Lear, and on film, HeddaLady Jane and Twelfth Night.

Listings Information                                                                                                                     Fiddler on the Roof

Booking opens for supporters of the Menier on 28 August, with public booking on 5 September

Venue:                                Menier Chocolate Factory

Address:                             53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU

Press performance:         5 December at 8pm

Dates:                                 23 November 2018 – 9 March 2019

Times:                                For the performance schedule, please see the website

Box Office:                         020 7378 1713 (£2.50 transaction fee per booking)

Website:                        www.menierchocolatefactory.com (£1.50 transaction fee per booking)

Tickets:                               Prices vary, as below from discounted preview tickets to premier seats. With the emphasis on ‘the sooner you book, the better the price’:

A meal deal ticket includes a 2-course meal from the pre-theatre menu in the Menier Restaurant as well as the theatre ticket.

www.menierchocolatefactory.com

Twitter: @MenChocFactory

 

Full casting announced for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Chichester Festival Theatre

Fiddler On The Roof
Fiddler On The Roof

Fiddler On The Roof

The full company is announced today for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, running at Chichester Festival Theatre from 10 July – 26 August, with a press night on Tuesday 18 July. Directed by Daniel Evans, the cast of this new staging of the classic Broadway musical is led by Omid Djalili and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

The full company is: Simbi Akande (Tzeitel), Ryan Anderson, Leo Andrew, Andrew Boyer, Greg Castiglioni, Stephen John Davis, Omid Djalili (Tevye), Nicholas Duncan, Luke Fetherston, Rosie Fletcher, Harry Francis, Victoria Hinde, Chris Jarman (Lazar Wolf), Abigail Jaye, Emma Kingston (Hodel), Lucinda Lawrence, Louis Maskell (Perchik), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Golde), Megan O’Hanlon, Sephora Parish, Pierce Rogan, Liza Sadovy (Yente), Rose Shalloo (Chava), Jos Slovick (Motel), Mia Soteriou (Grandma Tzeitel), Laura Tebbutt (Fruma Sarah) and Matthew Woodyatt.

  1. A small village in Imperial Russia. Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his wife, Golde, are blessed with five witty and beautiful daughters. The matchmaker Yente, who believes any husband is better than no husband, is busy making sensible marriage plans for them all.

But Tevye’s bold daughters have their own ideas about who to marry. And as change and new ideas roll in from the big cities, dissolving the old ways of life, the sisters are not alone in their lust for something new.

This celebrated and much loved musical is packed with show-stopping songs including If I Were A Rich Man, Tradition and Matchmaker. The original record-breaking Broadway production won nine Tony Awards including Best Musical.

This new staging is directed by Chichester’s Artistic Director Daniel Evans, whose hit productions at Sheffield Theatres included Show Boat, My Fair Lady and Flowers for Mrs Harris. His outstanding creative team includes designer Lez Brotherston (Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Sister Act) and choreographer Alistair David (Show Boat, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers).

Omid Djalili makes his Chichester debut playing Tevye. A multi award-winning comedian and actor, his stage credits include Oliver! in the West End and, on film, The Infidel, Shaun the Sheep, Casanova and Disney’s forthcoming The Nutcracker.

Tracy-Ann Oberman plays Golde; her stage credits include Boeing-Boeing and Stepping Out in the West End, while her extensive TV work includes New Tricks, EastEnders and Friday Night Dinner.

The musical supervisor and orchestrator will be David White, the co-orchestrator will be Andy Massey and the musical director,Tom Brady; with lighting by David Hersey, sound by Carolyn Downing and video by Nina Dunn.

Fiddler on the Roof is sponsored by Henry Adams, ITD Consultants, Reynolds Fine Furniture and Seaward Properties. It is performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.

There will be a Relaxed Performance of Fiddler on the Roof on 26 July at 2.30pm, especially suitable for individuals, groups and families with children on the autistic spectrum, sensory and communication disorders or anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment.

EVENTS

Inua Ellams: An Evening with an Immigrant         Sunday 23 July, 7pm, Minerva Theatre

Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, in 1996 Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England, aged 12. Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, An Evening with an Immigrant sees Ellams recount his fantastic, funny, poignant and sometimes ridiculous story. It’s a story that has seen him escape fundamentalist Islam, perform at the National Theatre, and drink wine with the Queen – all the while without a country to belong to, or place to call home. Tickets £12.

Pre-Show Talk with Daniel Evans              Monday 17 July, 5.45pm

Free but booking essential.

Theatre Day                                                   Thursday 27 July, 11am

Join the creative teams and technical crew for 90 minutes of insight, demonstration and discussion on the making of the production. A Theatre Day ticket can be combined with the matinee performance for an immersive day at the Theatre. Tickets £5 (+ optional performance ticket).

Post-Show Talk                                            Monday 21 August

Stay after the performance to ask questions, meet company members and discover more. Free.

Late Night Cabaret               Thursday 24 August, Post Show, Minerva Bar & Grill

Join us after the show as the company of Fiddler on the Roof present a selection of songs and live entertainment. Enjoy a drink with friends and take advantage of our post-show dining. Free.

BOOKING INFORMATION

Box Office 01243 781312

Online cft.org.uk

Tickets from £10. Prologue tickets for 16 – 25 year olds for £5.

Press night: Tuesday 18 July

 

Everyman announces schedule for rep season including new dates for Fiddler on the Roof

Patrick Brennan
Patrick Brennan

Patrick Brennan © Stephen Vaughan

As the Everyman prepares to open The Sum, the fourth show by the resident Rep Company, the theatre has announced the schedule for the Rep Season that will see all five shows performed multiple times over the space of four weeks in June. There are new dates for the acclaimed Fiddler on the Roof and a chance to see the now familiar Company members shape-shift from one role to the next on a daily basis.

The Rep Season runs from Thursday 8 June to Saturday 1 July allowing return visits to see favourite shows or catch up on ones you’ve missed the first time around. There will be 12 performances ofFiddler on the Roof along with the chance to see The Conquest of the South Pole and The Story Giant again. The Sum and Romeo and Juliet which are yet to make their debuts on the Everyman stage will also return in Rep in June.

With the potential for two different shows in the same day at times the skills of the Company will come to the fore as they spin from song and dance numbers to tender children’s stories to the abstraction of an Antarctic white out. Backstage the technical team will be transforming the beautiful sets to transport audiences from 1905 Russia to present day Liverpool via an attic and a crumbling castle.

The chance to see so many different plays over such a short period of time should give the Rep Season a real festival flavour during the light nights. The return of the Rep Company has been pioneering model for regional theatre in 2017 and the new schedule of plays is the last chance to see them in action.

Tickets are priced from £15 to £30 and subscription tickets are still available to see the full Company season at a discounted rate the more you see. Public booking for the Rep Season opens on Monday 8 May at 11am.

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

Fiddler on the Roof

Based on the Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl 

Book by Joseph Stein

Music by Jerry Bock

Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Directed by Gemma Bodinetz

Arranger & Musical Director George Francis

Season Designers Molly Elizabeth Lacey Davies, Jocelyn Meall, Michael Vale

Produced on the New York stage by Harold Prince

Original New York stage production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins

Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

At 7:30pm on 9, 10, 15, 17, 19, 24, and 29 June and 1 July

At 1:30pm on 10, 15, 24, and 29 June

 Gemma Bodinetz directs a Fiddler on the Roof inspired by the migration crisis that engulfs much of the world. Set in a changing world where everything that used to be a given is being challenged, Fiddler on the Roof is about family, love and trying to be a decent human being against all odds. Joseph Stein’s funny and moving musical will be thrillingly brought to life in the intimate surrounding of the Everyman stage.

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

The Conquest of the South Pole

By Manfred Karge

Translation by Tinch Minter & Anthony Vivis

Director Nick Bagnall

Season Designers Molly Elizabeth Lacey Davies, Jocelyn Meall, Michael Vale

Composer James Fortune

At 7:30pm on 12, 13, 20, 26 June

Manfred Karge’s, The Conquest of The South Pole is a story of aspiration and a desire to break free from the underclass and unemployment through five young people’s journey of hope in the face of adversity. In a post-Brexit country, this European story of togetherness, friendship and never giving in resonates in Liverpool like no other city in Britain. Nick Bagnall directs this revival for the Everyman Company that was originally written in East Berlin in for another famous group of actors, the Berliner Ensemble.

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

The Story Giant

From the book by Brian Patten

Adapted by Lindsay Rodden

Director Matt Rutter

Season Designers Molly Elizabeth Lacey Davies, Jocelyn Meall, Michael Vale

Composer Patrick Dineen

At 10:30am on 22 June

At 1:30pm on 8 June

At 5:30pm on 8 and 22 June

Brian Patten’s tale of a giant who collects stories from around the world has been adapted by Lindsay Rodden (Writer-In-Residence, Live Theatre). The production is part of Liverpool’s Summer of Love and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Mersey Sound. Directed by Matt Rutter, The Story Giant brings together four children from the different corners of the globe to exchange the tales they know from their own cultures, to see if between them they can piece together the only story he’s never heard and keep him alive.

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

The Sum

By Lizzie Nunnery

Director Gemma Bodinetz

Season Designers Molly Elizabeth Lacey Davies, Jocelyn Meall, Michael Vale

Composer & Musical Director Vidar Norheim

New writing has always vital to the Everyman and the Company season features a new play by Lizzie Nunnery. The Sum is set in Toxteth where a young mother is struggling to make ends meet, constantly juggling the sums in her head that will keep her family fed and sheltered. When this fragile world is shaken she must ask herself what lengths she’s prepared to go to and what part of herself she would sell to keep the sums adding up.

At 7:30pm on 16, 23 and 30 June

At 1:30pm on 17 June and 1 July

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse present

Romeo & Juliet

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Nick Bagnall

Designer Molly Elizabeth Lacey Davies

Composer James Fortune

At 7:30pm on 14, 27 and 28 June

At 5:30pm on 21 June

 The Everyman Company forges with the award-winning Young Everyman Playhouse (YEP) for Romeo and Juliet. With a reputation for reimagining Shakespeare for 21st Century audiences, Nick Bagnall will harness YEP’s explosive youth to energise Shakespeare’s exploration of young love and transgression.