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

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.