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Maria Friedman and Anita Dobson join Fiddler on the Roof in the West End

The five-star production continues its run at the Playhouse Theatre

Anita Dobson and Maria Friedman
Anita Dobson and Maria Friedman
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

New casting has been announced for the West End production of Fiddler on the Roof, which continues at the Playhouse Theatre following its initial run at Menier Chocolate Factory.

Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman (Passion, Ragtime) and Anita Dobson (Annie, The Shadow Factory) will take on the roles of Golde and Yente respectively from 18 June, taking over from Judy Kuhn and Louise Gold.

Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical tells of Tevye and his daughters and their unexpected choice of husbands. Songs featured in the show include "Tradition", "Matchmaker, Matchmaker", "Sunrise, Sunset" and "If I Were a Rich Man".

The show is currently booking until 28 September. Trevor Nunn's revival stars Andy Nyman as Tevye, Nicola Brown (Chava), Harriet Bunton (Hodel), Dermot Canavan (Lazar Wolf), Stewart Clarke (Perchik), Joshua Gannon (Motel), Matthew Hawksley (Fyedka), Louise Gold (Yente), and Molly Osborne (Tzeitel), as well as 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.

In a five star review for WhatsOnStage, Sarah Crompton said: "Nunn and his excellent cast mine the meaning from each word and every note."

Choreography for the show is from Jerome Robbins and Matt Cole, set design from Robert Jones, costume design from Jonathan Lipman, hair and make up from Richard Mawbey, lighting design from Tim Lutkin, sound design from Gregory Clarke, musical supervisions from Paul Bogaev and orchestrations from Jason Carr.