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Fiddler on the Roof (1974)

Fiddler on the Roof (1974)
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by John Hollingsworth

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ originally opened on September 22 1964 at the Imperial Theatre. It ran for seven years and nine months originally, setting a record of 3,242 performances for long-running Broadway shows. The original cast was headed by Zero Mostel as Tevye (Danny Kaye, Tom Bosley and Danny Thomas were among the other actors originally considered for the role) and featured Beatrice Arthur as Yente, Julia Migenes as Hodel and future game-show host and producer Bert Convy as Perchik. Bette Midler assumed the role of Tzeitel during the original run, as did Pia Zadora the role of Tevye’s youngest daughter, Bielke.


The Fiddler – Linda Jeffries
Tevye – Barry Hullett
Golde – Janet Thorne
Tzeitel – Christine Jarman
Hodel – Stella Jarman
Chava – Jean Poole
Shprintze – Frances Dunphy
Bielke – Sara Colmer
Yente – Effie Castelton
Avram – Geoff Shimmin
Nachum – Ted Howard
Lazar Wolfe – Harry Dunphy
Mendel – Keith Jarman
Rabbi – Bill Harris
Motel – Andrew Wright
Mordcha – Peter Richardson
Perchik – Michael Driver
Sasha – Colin Bailey
Fyedka – John Farrell
Ivan – Roger Butler
Constable – Eric Crichton
Grandma – Tzeitel – Margaret Baird
Fruma-Sarah – Audrey Christianson
Shandel – Mavis Dunphy
Yussel- Neal Jarman
Leah – Gill Alexander
Ruth – Viviane Hollingsworth
Rachel – Pauline Wooldridge
Samuel – Mick Howard
David – Simon Platt


Choreography – Betty Gray
Musical Director – Jennifer Anderson
Orchestra Leader – Myrna Fleet
Orchestra – Clive Bishop, Michael Brook, Clive Palmer, W.Shipway, Graham Nash, A.Mattison, Michael Pascoe, Peter Henderson, Dave Kirkwood
Stage Manager – Mike Fryatt
Lighting – Mike Auvray and Peter Bennett
Properties – Molly Pritchard and Sheila Fryatt