BODS in Fiddler on the Roof

BATH Operatic and Dramatic Society brings its spring show, Fiddler on the Roof, to the Theatre Royal Bath from Tuesday 23rd April to Saturday 27th April.

The show, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, is set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and other tales by Sholem Aleichem.

The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family’s lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one’s choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of their Jewish faith and heritage – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

The best-loved songs include If I Were A Rich Man, Matchmaker Matchmaker, Sunrise Sunset and Tradition.

Pictured are: Tristan Carter as Tevye; Shannon Croker as Hodel, Lydia Marsh as Tzeitel, Tristan Carter as Tevye, Barbara Ingledew as Golde and Izzy Atkin as Chava; Tzeitel, Tevye and Jordan Phillpotts as Motel; Hodel with Grant McCotter as Perchik. Photographs by Ken Abott

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