Menier’s Fiddler on the Roof to transfer to the West End

Trevor Nunn’s production starring Andy Nyman and Judy Kuhn will run at the Playhouse Theatre

Fiddler on the Roof

Trevor Nunn’s production of Fiddler on the Roof, which is currently running at the Menier Chocolate Factory, will transfer to the West End’s Playhouse Theatre in March, is has been announced.

Fiddler on the Roof was revived at the Menier in December last year, starring Andy Nyman as Tevye and Judy Kuhn as wife Golde. The production, which received wide critical acclaim, was tickets sell out at the Menier.

It will now run at the Playhouse Theatre, starring Nyman and Kuhn, from 21st March 2019, and tickets for the West End transfer are available now.  

With a book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of Tevye, a Jewish milkman who lives in a Russian shtetl. As Tevye vets the marrriages of his five daughters, he tries to stay true to his Jewish traditions as external influences begin to take an effect on him.

The musical features classic songs such as “Tradition”, “If I Were A Rich Man”, “Do You Love Me?”, “Sunrise, Sunset”, and “To Life”.

Fiddler on the Roof premiered on Broadway in 1964, and was first seen in the West End in 1967 starring Chaim Topol at Her Majesty’s Theatre. The play was last seen in London at the Savoy Theatre in May 2007 starring Henry Goodman as Tevye.

Andy Nyman’s stage credits include appearing in productions of Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party, Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins and Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen, as well as writing the play Ghost Stories, and his work with illusionist Derren Brown on his stage shows.

Judy Kuhn is a four-time Tony Award nominee whose Broadway credits include She Loves Me, Chess, Fun Home and Les Miserables. She was nominated for an Olivier Award in 1989 for her leading role in the musical Metropolis.

Fiddler on the Roof is at the Playhouse Theatre from 21st March.

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