Tevye would not find himself entirely out of place in 2019, where people around the world are turning nationalistic and holding on to ideas that were best left in the 20th century. Trevor Gunn’s revival comes at an opportune time when the world needs to be reminded of the horrors of the past, to make sure history does not repeat itself. Beyond the political, the show also explores the ever-present generational mindset shift and the value of familial traditions and values. Watch the excellent revival of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ to witness Tevye navigate his relationship with his daughters and their fate as a Jewish family stuck in the Tsar’s pogroms.
About the Show
Trevor Nunn, the Tony and Olivier award-winning director behind musicals such as Cats and Les Miserables, has directed the latest revival of Fiddler on the Roof. He has worked on the original creative work of Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick. The choreography is led by Matt Cole, who has also retained elements of the original choreographer Jerome Robbins.
The highlight of the show is the intimate theatre that has been transformed by Robert Jones. Paul Bogaev and Jason Carr bring alive the music of songs like ‘Tradition’, ‘Matchmaker, Matchmaker’, ‘Sunrise, Sunset’, and ‘If I were a Rich Man’. The cast is led by Andy Nyman in his role of Tevye and includes Judy Kuhn, Nicola Brown, Harriet Bunton, Dermot Canavan, Stewart Clarke, Joshua Gannon, Matthew Hawksley, Louise Gold, and Molly Osbourne.
The year is 1905 in a fictitious Russian village Anatevka, where a Jewish milkman Tevye lives with his wife Golde and their five daughters, Tzeitel, Hodel, Chava, Shprintze and Bielke. In an era when the first whispers of anti-Semitism were brewing, Tevye believes that it's only the traditions of the community that keep them together because their lives are, after all, as precarious as a ‘Fiddler on the Roof’. His traditions and beliefs are challenged when he finds out that his three elder daughters want to choose their men.
The girls want to marry men who love them challenging the custom of arranged marriages; they want to marry tailors and revolutionaries, and Tevye thinks it might just be time to change because the world is changing. He draws the line when one of them wants to marry a non-Jewish man. But by now, the fires of unrest are raging, and pogroms are unfolding in their village! What happens to his daughters, do they marry the men they love? And what happens to the family, do they survive? Find out in the Fiddler on the Roof this spring!
The Playhouse Theatre has a seating capacity of 786.
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Fiddler On The Roof London Tickets
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Fiddler On The Roof - Playhouse Theatre Ticket Prices
Stalls: £63 - £150
Dress Circle: £90 - £150
Upper Circle: £35.4 - £47.4
Fiddler on the Roof is amongst the most famous musicals in the world and avidly performed in schools and institutions around the globe. The original Broadway production premiered in 1964, while the original West End production premiered in 1967 at Her Majesty’s Theatre. The latest revival by Trevor Nunn played at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2018 and will be premiering at the West End for a limited period from 21st March 2019 to 15th June 2019 at the Playhouse Theatre.
“Musically, geopolitically, emotionally, this Fiddler raises the roof.”
– The Guardian
“Trevor Nunn’s interpretation is thoughtful, warm and intimate."
Fiddler On The Roof London Lottery, TKTS, Day Seats
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TKTS: The TKTS booth obtains its inventory directly from the theatre based on availability, and sells them for cheap. Refer our detailed guide.
Fiddler On The Roof London TKTS
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Fiddler On The Roof London Lottery
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Fiddler On The Roof London Rush
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Q: Is there a way to purchase Fiddler On The Roof London TKTS tickets online, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.
Q: What time should I arrive at Playhouse Theatre?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.
Q: Can I take photographs or videos of the show?
A: The use of cameras (still and video) and sound recorders is not allowed inside the theatre.
Q: What do I wear to the show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required; semi formal or smart casual is recommended.
Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Fiddler On The Roof London tickets?
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.