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The Verdict Read Reviews for West End's New Fiddler on the Roof, Starring Judy Kuhn and Andy Nyman Trevor Nunn directs the London staging, which began performances March 21 at the Playhouse Theatre.
Kirsty MacLaren (Chava), Harriet Bunton (Hodel), Judy Kuhn(Golde), Andy Nyman (Tevye), Joshua Gannon (Motel), Stewart Clarke (Perchik), Sofia Bennett (Bielke), and Shoshana Ezequiel (Shprintze) Johan Persson

The London revival of Fiddler on the Roof officially reopened at the West End’s reconfigured Playhouse Theatre March 27 following a limited run at Menier Chocolate Factory.

Directed by Trevor Nunn and starring Andy Nyman as Tevye and four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn as Golda, the production also features Nicola Brown as Chava, Harriet Bunton as Hodel, Dermot Canavan as Lazar Wolf, Stewart Clarke as Perchik, Joshua Gannon as Motel, Matthew Hawksley as Fyedka, Louise Gold as Yente, and Molly Osborne as Tzeitel.

Critics have begun filing their reviews; read them below.

The Arts Desk (Rachel Halliburton)

Evening Standard (Fiona Mountford) (Mark Shenton)

The Stage (Natasha Tripney)

The Times (Sam Marlowe)

The ensemble features Miles Barrow, Sofia Bennett, Philip Bertioli, Lottie Casserley, Elena Cervesi, Lia Cohen, Talia Etherington, Shoshana Ezequiel, Isabella Foat, Fenton Gray, James Hameed, Adam Linstead, Adam Margilewski, Robert Maskell, Benny Maslov, Robyn McIntyre, Gaynor Miles, Ellie Mullane, Tania Newton, Craig Pinder, Valentina Theodoulou, and Ed Wade.

Read reviews for the earlier engagement here.

The production also has choreography by Matt Cole, set design by Robert Jones, costume design by Jonathan Lipman, hair and makeup design by Richard Mawbey, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, sound design by Gregory Clarke, musical supervision and direction by Paul Bogaev, and orchestrations by Jason Carr.

Performances are currently scheduled to run through June 15.

Fiddler on the Roof, the story of Tevye the milkman, his wife, and five daughters, features music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and a book by Joseph Stein. The musical was last seen in London in May 2007 at the Savoy Theatre with Henry Goodman as Tevye.

An Off-Broadway production of the classic musical, performed in Yiddish, currently plays Stage 42.


Production Photos: Judy Kuhn and Andy Nyman in Fiddler on the Roof at London's Menier Chocolate Factory

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