Viva to bring longest-running Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof to Woodditton

PUBLISHED: 11:27 31 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:59 31 October 2018

Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

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An “immersive theatre experience” of the American musical comedy Fiddler on the Roof will be performed by Viva.

Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

Join the cast in Anatevka in Western Ukraine in 1905 - a poverty-stricken outpost of Imperial Russia, torn apart by prejudice and revolutionary politics.

The production will take place at The Granary Estates, Woodditton, as a new venue for Viva, from tomorrow(November 1) until Saturday.

It tells the story of a mother and father of five girls who make the best of their life as a Jewish family among violence and innocent love.

Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

There will be a live band of 10 players, including the eponymous Fiddler, who learns much of the music by heart in order to join the performers onstage during the action.

During the rehearsal process the cast and crew organised a Shabbat dinner in order to learn more about Jewish culture.

Each attendee brought a dish to share and they welcomed a Jewish lay minister from RAF Mildenhall to demonstrate traditions of the Jewish Sabbath and answer questions from the cast who were eager to learn more about the context of the musical.

Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

Fiddler is the musical that changed all musicals and held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years.

The show will take place at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £12.50/ £11.50 for over 60s and £10.50 for under 12s.

Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

Tickets are available via www.ticketsource.co.uk/viva-arts or by calling 0333 666 33 66.

Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.Viva in rehearsal for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Picture: MIKE ROUSE.

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