The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced a major revival of one of much-loved musical Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein’s Fiddler on the Roof in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 5 December 2018, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 9 March 2019.
Fiddler on the Roof sees Nunn renew his collaboration with the Menier – he previously directed Lettice and Lovage, Love in Idleness (also West End), A Little Night Music (also West End and Broadway) and Aspects of Love for the company.
This joyous and heart-breaking story of the travails of Tevye the milkman, his wife and five daughters features such classic songs as ‘Sunrise, Sunset’, ‘If I Were a Rich Man’ and ‘Matchmaker, Matchmaker’.
The first London production of Fiddler on the Roof opened in February 1967 at Her Majesty’s Theatre and the most recent London production opened in May 2007 at the Savoy Theatre with Henry Goodman as Tevye.
From 1968 to 1986, Trevor Nunn was the youngest ever artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, directing over 30 productions, including most of the Shakespeare canon, as well as Nicholas Nickleby and Les Misérables. From 1997 to 2003, he was artistic director of the National Theatre, where his productions included Troilus and Cressida, Oklahoma!, The Merchant of Venice, Summerfolk, My Fair Lady, A Streetcar Named Desire, Anything Goes and Love’s Labour’s Lost. He has directed the world premieres of Tom Stoppard’s plays Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia and Rock n Roll; and of Cats, Sunset Boulevard, Starlight Express and Aspects of Love by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Other theatre includes Timon of Athens, Skellig (Young Vic); The Lady From The Sea (Almeida Theatre); Hamlet, Richard II, Inherit the Wind (The Old Vic), A Little Night Music (Menier Chocolate Factory, West End and Broadway), Cyrano de Bergerac, Kiss Me Kate (Chichester Festival Theatre); Heartbreak House, Flare Path, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Tempest (Theatre Royal, Haymarket); Scenes from a Marriage (Coventry & St James), All That Fall (Jermyn Street & New York); A Chorus of Disapproval and Relative Values (West End). Work for television includes Antony and Cleopatra, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Three Sisters, Othello, The Merchant of Venice and King Lear, and on film, Hedda, Lady Jane and Twelfth Night.