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Operatic Society staging Fiddler On The Roof in Llangollen

By Sue Austin | Llangollen | Mid Wales entertainment | Published:

Llangollen Operatic Society will turn back the clock when it presents the stage version of big screen blockbuster Fiddler on the Roof in the town for the first time in 36 years.

Some of the cast of Fiddler on the Roof. Photo: Barrie Potter

The society last put on the show back in 1983 to great acclaim, and a completely new cast brings it back to Llangollen Town Hall from April 30-May 4.  

The Bock, Harnick and Stein classic is set in the early 20th century in a Jewish village in Russia with village milkman Reb Tevye determined to hold on to centuries old traditions.  

But change is coming and it is difficult to ignore.

The show features a host of memorable songs, including the show stopper If I Were a Rich Man, Sunrise Sunset and Tradition.

A strong cast is headed by Bill Hughes taking on the role of Tevye and there are many new faces in the line up with some coming from as far away as Colwyn Bay to take on key roles.  

A number of talented young performers are also joining the cast from the society's junior section, the Young Uns.

Producer Helen Belton said: "We welcome them to Fiddler because they are tomorrow's leads, chorus, producers and directors."

Musical director for the show is Leigh Mason who holds the same role with the Fron Male Voice Choir.

Director is Alison Ravenscroft and choreographer is Pamela Williams.

Tickets for Fiddler on the Roof are now available online at ticketsource.co.uk/llangollenoperaticsociety as well as from the shops, Jades, Llangollen Oggie and Fine Foods and Gwyn the Butcher.

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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