The 3-month run of Fiddler on the Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory completely sold out and the Playhouse Theatre transfer is expected to follow suit! You don't want to miss this unbelievably popular and highly acclaimed production!
Tevye, a dairy farmer, is an old-fashioned man who finds solace in tradition. Like many fathers in the tiny village of Anatevka, he has raised his descendants to follow the Jewish customs of his long-gone ancestors. The time has now arrived for him to find husbands worthy of marrying his precious daughters. As tradition has it, he must find the perfect suitable match. But in 1905 Tsarist Russia, this is easier said than done as a country wobbles on thin ice, just one incident away from a violent uproar, while young people listen to their hearts and not their elders...
Fiddler on the Roof has enchanted theatregoers from all around the world since it first premiered on Broadway in 1964. After garnering a whopping nine Tony Awards, it was adapted into a blockbuster film that won an Oscar. The musical's most memorable songs include 'If I Were A Rich Man,' 'Matchmaker' and 'Tradition.'
Fiddler on the Roof is a 1964 Broadway play and theatrical classic. With a book by legendary Jewish playwright Joseph Stein (Zorba ), music by Jerry Bock (1959 Tony Award-winning composer for the musical Fiorello!) and lyrics by Jewish lyricist Sheldon Harnick, this much-loved musical is the cream of the crop when it comes to sensational productions.
Fiddler on the Roof was originally produced on the New York stage by Harold Prince and directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. The Playhouse Theatre transfer of Fiddler on the Roof is directed by Olivier Award-winning director Trevor Nunn.
Access description: Level access through double doors opening outwards from the pavement. Box Office on the left, then 3 shallow steps up to foyer. No further steps into Stalls seating. 28 steps up to Dress Circle and 82 steps up to Upper Circle. Staircases have highlights and hand rails. Hard flooring in foyer for wheelchairs. Theatre opens 30min before performance.
Sound Amplification: Induction loop system at Box Office. Infra-red system in auditorium. 11 headsets and 3 loops.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are allowed inside the auditorium. Staff also available to dog-sit in foyer or Box Office.
Disabled Access: Contact the Box Office in advance so that the ramp (steep) can be placed over the 3 shallow steps inside the main entrance. No steps to the Stalls, which are on a shallow rake. 2 spaces for wheelchair users at G1 and G24. Companions can sit in same row. Scooter users can access the foyer and stalls, but must transfer. Transfer seating available to any Stalls aisle seat. Each wheelchair user must bring a non-disabled companion.
Toilets: Toilets off the restaurant bar, the Royal Circle and the Upper Circle.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet in foyer to the right of the Stalls entrance.