The full company has been announced today for Fiddler On the Roof, running at Chichester Festival Theatre from 10 July to 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.
With a book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler On the Roof is packed with showstopping 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 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 is Tom Brady; with lighting by David Hersey, sound by Carolyn Downing and video by Nina Dunn.
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.
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