Timeless musical next up at Rugby Theatre - The Rugby Observer

Timeless musical next up at Rugby Theatre

A TIMELESS musical is coming to the stage at Rugby Theatre.

Fiddler on the Roof features much-loved songs such as If I Were a Rich Man, Sunrise, Sunset and Matchmaker.

It tells the heartwarming and humorous story of Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman, and his five headstrong daughters.

Against a backdrop of changing social values and political turmoil, Tevye grapples with maintaining his cultural traditions, particularly when faced with his three older daughters’ unpalatable choice of husbands.




The show highlights the importance of community and its togetherness in shared experiences, as well as that of family and being connected to one another.

The Rugby Theatre production will use a live orchestra, authentic costumes and creative set design to transport audiences to early 20th century Russia and the village of Anatevka, where the action takes place.


Director Mark Tolchard said: “This is an amazing and impactful story that is full of life and joy, through to heartache and utter disbelief.

“Fiddler on the Roof is a snapshot of a point in history that not only has current themes but, as an enduring musical, packs many an unexpected punch in its insightful storytelling and honesty.

“The original production of Fiddler on the Roof opened on Broadway in 1964 and became the first show to surpass 3,000 performances in a single run. It also held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years.

“The show mirrors the rollercoaster that is life and how we seek to make sense of it. You’ll be laughing out loud one minute and then in tears the next.”

Fiddler on the Roof runs from June 21 to 29. Visit www.rugbytheatre.co.uk for more information or to book tickets.

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