Andy Nyman, Judy Kuhn and more celebrate Fiddler on the Roof opening night
Trevor Nunn's production has transferred from the Menier Chocolate Factory to the Playhouse Theatre in London's West End
The Menier Chocolate Factory production of Fiddler on the Roof, starring Andy Nyman and Judy Kuhn as Tevye and Golde, has transferred to the Playhouse Theatre and we were on hand to chat with cast and guests at the opening night.
Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein's musical is about Tevye the milkman, his wife and his five daughters and features songs including "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Matchmaker, Matchmaker".
Trevor Nunn's production sees the Playhouse Theatre transformed into a shtetl, and has choreography from Matt Cole (based on Jerome Robbins' original), set designs from Robert Jones, costume designs from Jonathan Lipman, hair and make up design from Richard Mawbey, lighting designs from Tim Lutkin; sound designs from Gregory Clarke, musical supervision and direction from Paul Bogaev and orchestrations from Jason Carr.
In her five-star review, critic Sarah Crompton said that the piece saw "Songs become soliloquies, dances the expression of deep psychological and sociological barriers" and that it was "overwhelming and engrossing".