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‘Is this a good meal for a Jewish boy?’: Saul Reichlin on lunch with Jackie Mason & his Fiddler on the Roof postscript

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The the funny, heartfelt stories of Sholom Aleichem were turned into what became Fiddler On The Roof. Now Saul Reichlin’s one-man show, Sholom Aleichem In The Old Country, imagines the writer’s return to his old hometown, along with the hilarious adventures he had once back there. It comes to London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre, in […]

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‘Captivating performance’: SHOLOM ALEICHEM IN THE OLD COUNTRY – Lion & Union Theatre ★★★★

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Sholom Aleichem In The Old Country is at once charming, funny, sad and yet it is ultimately tragic. Not because of any serious disaster that befalls the characters, but rather because it offers up a taste of an innocent time, a small window into the soul of the Jewish people of The Pale, who don’t know it, but who are about to lose everything.