Fiddler on the Roof musical at Sheringham Little Theatre

Anthony Loftus as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at Sheringham Little Theatre.

Anthony Loftus as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at Sheringham Little Theatre. - Credit: Archant

The heart warming musical tale of Fiddler on the Roof is coming to Sheringham Little Theatre at Easter.

The venue's Youth Theatre Company prepares for another energetic and passionate series of performances from April 3-11.

Originally staged on Broadway in 1964, the much-loved production tells the story of a small Russian village at the turn of the 20th century - where life is as precarious as ... a fiddler on the roof.

In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instil in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social values and the growing anti-Semitism of Tsarist Russia.

Fiddler on the Roof has touched audiences around the world with its humour, warmth and honesty.

The show includes favourite songs such as If I Were a Rich Man and Matchmaker, Matchmaker.

Tracey Loftus, who also directed the theatre's Les Misérables production last year - which has been nominated for a Best Youth Production by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association East - has returned to direct Fiddler.

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She said: 'The entire cast are fantastic. They have continued to support and encourage one another through the varying challenges of the piece with the innovative assistance of Neil Smith, who was engaged to run workshops on voice and movement.'

Kees Van Woerkom is the set designer, and Tracey's husband Tony Loftus is stage manager.

Theatre director Debbie Thompson added: 'We are so looking forward to this production which showcases North Norfolk's finest young talent and brings to life this very moving musical.

'It's been wonderful to watch this cast of 32 young performers (aged 8-20) create this tremendous piece.'

Fiddler on the Roof runs from April 3 to April 11 with the exception of Sunday April 5. Performances are scheduled for 7.30pm, with a 2.30pm matinee on both Saturdays.

Tickets are available through the box office on 01263 822347 or by visiting www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com

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