Fiddler on the Roof at The Hawth
One of the world’s favourite musicals comes to The Hawth Crawley when Fiddler on The Roof takes to the stage from Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 November.
Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky in the 70’s TV series Starsky and Hutch) is to play the lead role of Tevye in the forthcoming UK & Ireland tour of Fiddler on the Roof. Fiddler on the Roof is directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, the Strictly Come Dancing judge and master of the musical stage. Paul Michael Glaser was in the classic 1971 film version of the musical (in the role of the student and Bolshevik revolutionary Perchik who falls in love with Tevye’s second daughter).
Fiddler on the Roof is one of the most popular and beloved of all stage musicals and one of Broadway’s longest-running of all time with a marathon run of over 13 years and over 3,000 performances from its premiere in 1964. It won nine Tony Awards, had four Broadway revivals and was made into a film of the same name starring Topol. This new production captures all the emotions of laughter and joy to tears and sadness and is filled to the brim with memorable and instantly recognisable songs including If I Were a Rich Man, Matchmaker Matchmaker, Sunrise Sunset, To Life, Tradition and many more.
Tevye, the local milkman in his village of Anatevka, has always stuck by his traditions but suddenly his headstrong daughters decide that they want to marry for love rather than accept whatever Yente the Matchmaker comes up with. Tevye loves his daughters but has to convince his wife, and the villagers, that their decisions are actually falling in with tradition. Even if it means conjuring up ghosts of dead wives and scaring his own wife to bits in order to get her to agree. Tradition is all well and good but, in the end, the world moves on, as do the villagers but maybe not for the reasons they would have liked.
Tickets: Tue – Thur: £35, Fri & Sat: £37.50.
Discounts: Tue – Thur eve only: £3 off. Youth groups: £25. Groups 10 or more: £25.50. Tue – Thur & Wed 2.30pm: Over 60 £4 off. Family of four: £26 each. Available from the Box Office on 01293 553636 or book online at www.hawth.co.uk.