Fiddler on the Roof
In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support
10th – 14th October 2017, 7.30pm
The Barn Theatre, Cirencester
Set in 1905 in the Russian village of Anatevka, the story follows the life of Tevye, a poor milkman who strives to hold his family to well established Jewish traditions as outside influences encroach upon their lives. It is certainly a touching tale, expressing themes of love, honour, oppression and anguish, which are as relevant and understandable now as they were then.
The original 1964 Broadway production was nominated for ten Tony Awards, winning nine, including Best Musical, Score and Book. The show includes much loved tunes such as ‘If I Were a Rich Man’, ‘Sunrise Sunset’ and ‘Matchmaker, Matchmaker’. Led by strong lead vocals and convincing performances, the show is set to sell out.
The experienced cast is directed by Bob Hills and Belinda Ogle-Skan, together with Musical Director Richard Abrams - who skilfully guided the COS cast of Jekyll and Hyde to win the accolade of ‘Best Chorus Singing’ in the South West Noda awards last year.
COS shows are locally recognised as being of an extremely high standard. Previous reviewers have described performances as ‘breath-taking’, ‘outstanding’ and ‘absolutely faultless’. We’d certainly recommend Fiddler on the Roof as a date for your diary.
Audiences will be well looked after in The Barn Theatre, the centrepiece of an ongoing £4 million development based at Ingleside House, a grade II listed building, due to open as a professional venue in 2018. The theatre now boasts a new stage and orchestra pit, a contemporary bar and foyer space, a 200 seat capacity, air conditioned auditorium space and the latest in lighting, sound and projection technology, all located minutes away from central Cirencester.
The story will unfold 7.30pm, October 10th-14th, with opening night in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Adults £12-£13. Concessions (under 19 and over 65) £11-£12.