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Review: Fiddler on the Roof

Taken From The Kidderminster Shuttle

DRAMA, pathos, humour and those wonderful songs – Fiddler is given another airing by KODS and again it is a great success.

I first saw Nigel Preece as Tevye in 1989 and he has now made the role his own, here portraying him for a third time and once again dominating the stage.

Having previously played one of Tevye’s daughters, Jill Parmenter is excellent as his wife, Golde, and indeed the production is well cast, with everyone creating believable characters.

In the ‘dream’ scene, Pat Scully was brilliant as Fruma Sarah, scaring everyone on stage (and probably some of the audience, too).

Rosie Hopkins also impressed as Hodel, and I think my favourite scene from this production was where Tevye takes Hodel to the railway station, and Nigel and Rosie played it to perfection.

The glorious chorus number, ‘Anatevka’, also never fails to bring a lump to my throat, and again this was a wonderful scene.

Thanks to KODS for a terrific night at the theatre, to see a superb production of this old favourite.

VJS