Tevye -the milkman
Golde – his wife
Tzeitel – his daughter
Hodel – his daughter
Chava – his daughter
Shprintze – his daughter
Bielke – his daughter
Yente – the matchmaker
Motel – the tailor
Perchik – the student
Lazar Wolf – the butcher
Mordcha – the innkeeper
Mendel – his son
Avram – the bookseller
Nachum – the beggar
Shandel – Motel’s mother
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Tevye the milkman tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world.
As the curtain goes up, we hear Tevye saying, “without tradition, our lives would be as shaky as a fiddler on the roof”
And that’s exactly what this tug-at-the-heartstring musical does. It asks us to reflect on what and who we turn to when the world around us begins to wobble, do we, or can we rely on our traditions, our faith to see us through? Or are we fated to change ourselves, perhaps losing a little (or perhaps a lot) of our identity, of who we are along the way.
Based around the delightfully candid stories of Tevye and his daughters by Sholem Aleichem, it was adapted into a book by Joseph Stein, before being transformed into a musical, with Jerry Bock writing the music and Sheldon Harnick the lyrics.
It tells a sweeping tale set in Anatevka, a Jewish shtetl in Imperial Russia’s “Pale of Settlement” around 1905, where we follow Tevye the dairyman, as he struggles to hold on to his respected, traditional identity in the community, while stomaching the men his daughters bring home wanting to marry, with each man more modern than the last, and as Tevye sees it, less interested in “tradition” too.
Set against the backdrop of the Tsarist pogroms: the purges of Jewish communities through Russia that caused a great exodus and saw the Jewish population hounded out, & pushed from pillar to post across Europe, we are invited into Anatevka and Tevye’s home with utterly unforgettable musical numbers that will have you off your feet one minute rejoicing the majesty of life, and then reaching for your handkerchief and it’s cruelty the next.
Fiddler on the Roof tells a uniquely honest story, one of the greatest importance to society; one so significant that it must never be forgotten, one of the hardships and joys of life, of principles and values in the face of love, the tribulations of marriage, the frightening dangers of racial prejudice, the sacrifices one must make to survive, and of course... TRADITION! - L’CHAIM!
Winner of 9 Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964.
Fiddler On The Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and bookwriter Joseph Stein.
Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colourful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social morals and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler On The Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.
Due to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, and the sanctions and embargo’s placed upon shipping, authentic items pertaining to Russian costumes (I.e. Cossack boots, and other paraphernalia) we are unable to fulfil requests for specific items for costumes and or sizes relating to costumes & footwear.
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We supply all items as complete costumes and marked up for the correct actors and scenes, we also adjust the garments to the correct size for each actor where applicable leaving you to concentrate on the performance.. We may hire individual costumes but we do have a minimum hire charge of £250 + Vat.
The costumes were received yesterday and first glimpses are very exciting. We are about to do a costume parade this morning ahead of tech, and very excited to see everything in action.
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First, thank you to the company and the delivery driver for the endless hard work in our society's costumes. We had a lot of fun at our costume call this evening and it is starting to come together really nice.
Our show was a great success and very well received by the audience. The costumes looked amazing. We had a lot of very positive feedback from the public.
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From Margaret's first response to my initial enquiry, I knew that we were in expert hands. As a newcomer to Wardrobe, I had a whole host of questions. Margaret seems to be on han...
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Alresford Having seen some excellent youth company productions I was uncertain how a school would fare with such a demanding musical. I needn’t have worried as the 110-strong cast were an absolute credit to Director Marilitsa A...