Got your tickets yet for the UK premiere of Rothschild & Sons, a musical by Fiddler on the Roof‘s Broadway legends Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick? After success in New York, the show gets its UK premiere tonight (29 January 2018). Check out our first-look photos of Broadway stars Robert Cuccioli, Glory Crampton and the London cast in action – and get booking!
Rothschild & Sons is the uplifting, universal story of Mayer Rothschild, his wife and sons, who despite being trapped behind ghetto walls, dream of a day when they are no longer locked in or anyone like them locked out. This re-imagined musical was inspired by the book The Rothschilds by Frederic Morton and includes several never-before-heard songs in its UK premiere.
Mayer Rothschild is an ambitious young merchant in the Jewish ghetto in Frankfurt, Germany, anxious to make something of himself in a world that openly despises Jews. He marries, has five sons, and ultimately, by use of his quick wit and perseverance, transforms his family into an international banking empire serving the royal courts of Europe. But Mayer’s main objective is to see the ghetto walls torn down before he dies, and for this, he, his wife and his sons, are prepared to risk everything.
The cast of Broadway and West End actors is led by Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli as Mayer and Glory Crampton as Gutele, roles they created in the 2015 New York premiere of Rothschild & Sons, and School of Rock’s Gary Trainor as Nathan Rothschild. They’re joined in the cast by David Delve, Richard Dempsey, Tom Giles, Tom Lloyd, Kris-Marc Joseph, Joanna Strand, Tony Timberlake and Stephen Webb.
Rothschild & Sons is written by Broadway songwriting legends Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me) and Tony-nominated writer Sherman Yellen. It’s directed by Jeffrey B Moss, with musical direction by Ben van Tienan, choreography by Denis Jones, costumes by Pam Tait, lighting by Jack Weir, video and projection by Louise Rhoades-Brown. It’s produced by Arnold Mittelman.
Rothschild & Sons runs at London’s Park Theatre from 24 January to 17 February 2018, with performances Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 3pm. Mates co-founder Terri Paddock hosts a post-show Q&A with lyricist Sheldon Harnick and the cast on Tuesday 30 January. Tickets are priced £18.50-£29.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Photography by Pamela Raith.