Well there's another opportunity for Marcus Brigstocke. He could double-up as both Tevye and The Fiddler (his previous experience of tightrope walking will come in very handy with the latter).
I would predict at least one Strallen in there as one of Tevye's daughter's, Damian Humbley as a much too old Motel (or possibly a much too young Tevye), Sophie Louise Dann as Golde and Hannah Waddingham as Lazar Wolf's ex-wife (again useful flying skills acquired from her turn as The Witch in The Wizard of Oz) or vice versa. Or possibly Jenna Russell could do the honours. The casting at TCF always seems to be more or less the same people.
How many more times can Fiddler be revived and reinvented? Wonderful as it is (as a child my parents were playing the album,along with Funny Girl,on repeat), I think it needs a rest and if this info is correct, I agree with mrbarnaby,TCF do seem to have given up doing anything other than money-spinning revivals and Forbidden Broadway in various different guises.
Hmm. Ive said this quite a few times on this board that its a shame that the chichetser production didn’t transfer as that was great and a show I loved a lot and deserved to. Can’t see it working as well in such as small place like the chocolate factory as it feels like one of those shows that needs a big ensemble to work well. They are probably waiting till the sondheim shows can be revived again just finding filler shows.
Is this gospel? Can't find anything on 'tinternet to back it up. Also it's unheard of for them to do 2 musicals back to back. Always a play before the Christmas musical. Not saying it's made up but it's sort of come out of the blue hasn't it. It's actually one musical that I've never had a desire to see. Was never a fan of the film or the music.
Post by Phantom of London on Jul 21, 2018 18:17:12 GMT
If they’re going to do a Yiddish version, then they best doing that at the Park Theatre instead. I would be intrigued to see that.
A piece I grew into, as i used to detest it, but the recent Broadway version blew me away, so was dreading the version in Chichester, but also blew me away. However I would agree with the posters on here that says it would work better in a bigger space.
So odd one for David Babini to chose, I cannot see there being an appetite for a Broadway revival, as too recent. I would have assumed that David would listen to producers for what they want to revive in the West End and Broadway. Musicals in the Menier lose money, they only can recoup on transfers, so would have thought he may plunge for something like The Music Man or Wonderful Town etc, that may have better legs.