It’s a Tradition for South Downe Musical Society

Rehearsals for Fiddler On The Roof.
Rehearsals for Fiddler On The Roof.
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The Kings Theatre in Southsea plays host to South Downe Musical Society’s production of Fiddler On The Roof from next Wednesday.

The musical is set in Imperial Russia in 1905 and tells the story of Tevye, the local milkman in the village of Anatevka.

Tevye has always stuck by his traditions but suddenly his headstrong daughters decide they want to marry for love rather than accept whatever Yente the Matchmaker proposes.

He has to convince his wife and the villagers that his daughters decisions are falling in with tradition – no easy task, but if anyone can do it the wily Tevye can.

Since it opened in 1964, Fiddler On The Roof has established itself as one of the most successful musicals. The original Broadway run featured over 3,000 performances and won nine Tonys.

Songs include If I Were A Rich Man, Matchmaker Matchmaker, Sunrise Sunset, Tradition and To Life.

The lead is played by Danny Owen and it is directed by Life President of the society Audrey Pring.

She says: ‘This is going to be a good show, there is no weak link.’

Fiddler On The Roof comes to the Kings from Wednesday, November 12 to Saturday, November 15. Performances at 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets: £10-12, visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk