Friday, August 31

First casting announced for Fiddler at the Roof at the Chocolate Factory

According to Baz Bamigboye in today's Mail, actor, writer and director ANDY NYMAN has been cast in the lead role of  Tevye the dairyman and father of five daughters who wants to keep his way of life as everything changes around him in Fiddler on the Roof which is the Chocolate Factory's Christmas Production.  

Nyman is an  best known as co-creator of the long-running horror stage-play Ghost Stories  (2017), The Commuter action thriller  (2018) and Death at a Funeral  British ensemble black comedy film directed by Frank Oz (2007). His theatre credits include Abigail's Party as Lawrence, Hangmen as Syd and Sondheim and Weidman's Assassins at the Menier playing  Charles Guiteau (2014-2015)

Nyman met with Sheldon Harnick, who wrote Fiddler’s lyrics and said, “Don’t play it for laughs. Play it straight”. The actor said doing Fiddler would be ‘an extraordinary opportunity’, especially as   his great-grandparents fled Lithuania and went through some of the ordeals fictional Tevye and his family endured. And he said that despite having a smaller family he felt close to his character.

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