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Music by Jerry Bock

Book by Joseph Stein

Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem

 

The Jews
Tevye Nick Pratt
Golde Lorna Welch
Tzeital Rhiannon Rose
Chava Ciara Charnley
Motel Richard Thomas
Shprintze Jo Howson
Bielka Emily Willis
Yente Cat Dafydd
Lazar Woolf Kevin Morgan
Shadel (Motels Mother Lisa Sadie
Rabbi Tim Brown
Mendel (Rabbi's Son) Andrew Jenkins
Fiddler Simon Carter

The Other Immigrants
Katerina / Hodel Ellie Hoare
Ivan / Perchik Colin Davey
Mo / Grandma Tzeital Bev Pearce
Solvig Ingrid Bastable
Angus / Innkeeper Ruairidh MacLeod-Lyon
Seamus Luke Waddon
Morag / Fruma Sara Claire Couldridge
Max / Avram Stewart Harding
Veri Elizabeth Holland
Izabella Ellie Morgan
Janet Liz Howson
Angela Emily Burnett

Immigration Officials
Mrs Fitzpatrick / Constable Zoe Goodacre
Peter Simon M Thomas
   

 

Synopsis

At Ellis Island, New York a group of immigrants wait to be passed for entry into the United States of America. The year is 1905 and the centre is at peak capacity resulting in delays. Enter Tevye and his family from Russia, where the first rumblings of the Russian revolution are being heard. They are newly dispossessed of their land by an all too familiar pogrom. They have been moved on from their village and are now looking for a new life in America.

They are greeted by the Rabbi and other Jews from their town of Anatevka. They reminisce about Anatevka and, encouraged by the other non Jewish immigrants, Tevye starts to tell the story of Anatevka and his family, his battle with his faith and traditions, and his turbulent relationship with his daughters, enlisting the help of the other waiting immigrants.