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         Welcome to the Hall For Cornwall
          Welcome to Hall for Cornwall, the only large scale and
         purpose-built professional theatre in the county. Offering
         over 250 performances a year in all fields of the arts from
         nationally renowned companies like the Donmar Warehouse
         and English Touring Opera, as well as outstanding local
         companies such as RAOST. As well as hosting world class
         shows, the award-winning venue has one of the busiest and
         most admired community and education programmes in
         the UK. There are regular weekly activities such as Upstage
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         drama workshops with some of the companies that visit us
         such as Rambert, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Teatro
         Kismet. Hall for Cornwall is delighted to be hosting the latest
         production from RAOST. We always enjoy
         working with them to stage their
         performances and hope you enjoy
         Fiddler on the Roof.”

         Julien Boast -
         Director, Hall for Cornwall




              Mrs Esther Brokenshire – Society President
              Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen and thank you for your support.
              With our centenary successfully celebrated, our next challenge was to
              find a show from those available to the amateur theatre in 2011. ‘Fiddler
              On The Roof’ is that show, our Director Trevor Hitchings always brings
              artistry and truth to his productions and Alastair Taylor is our brilliant and
              talented Musical Director. For us this is a poignant time as Alastair, such
              a big part of our society, leaves to further his career in London. His gift
              to us, all those he has tutored and his music that has created wonderful
              memories. Alastair, we wish you all the luck you deserve. To his talented
               company who are supported by a dedicated production team, my thanks
                and love and as Tevye would put it ‘To Life!’ Fiddler On The Roof is a
                testimony to the human spirit, enjoy your evening with us.

                      FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
             By Arrangement with Jospef Weinberger Ltd
Book by Joseph Stein, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Music by Jerry Brock
 Originally Produced, Directed & Choreographed by Jerome Robbins

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                                     Mrs Anne Robertson-Ewart - Chair
                               Welcome to RAOST’s production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’. This will be the
                                third time that the society has performed the show, but it is the first time in
                                the Hall for Cornwall. Many people are responsible for the success of this
                                show and I thank everyone for their contributions and hard work. Director
                               Trevor Hitchings always brings a fresh and dynamic approach to a show
                               and his collaborations with Musical Director Alastair Taylor have been
                               hugely successful. This will be Alastair’s last show with the society before
                               leaving Cornwall in September to pursue his musical career in London.
                                I thank him for the wonderful legacy of musical achievement and the
                                unforgettable memories he has left through his work with the society over
                                20 years. Although he is irreplaceable and will be missed very much, I know
                                that I speak for all RAOST members and supporters in wishing him every
    success in the future. Fiddler is a show that always creates a great sense of community and friendship
    amongst the cast because of the emotions that it invokes through the story, characters and music.

                                    Mr Trevor Hitchings - Director
Are you all sitting comfortably!! Welcome to the Hall for Cornwall and to
RAOST’s production of Fiddler. Many of you sitting in the audience have
probably seen Fiddler time and time again and while needing to keep to
traditional ethos of the show, I wanted to add something fresh and new.
Fiddler can be a heavy show reflecting the continual oppression and
displacement of the Jewish nation, while the Jews themselves are trying
very hard to keep their ‘Traditions’. However there is also a lot of humour
in this show and that’s what I wanted to bring out. It’s great to be working
alongside Alastair again, who always brings out the best in all the cast with
the singing. You may have gathered this is Alastair’s last musical within
Cornwall before he heads off to London - I wish him all the very best. It is
always a pleasure to work with the cast and crew of RAOST. Thank you,
the audience, without your support, dedication and love for the theatre, we couldn’t be here.
I really hope you will enjoy Fiddler and leave the theatre with tunes such as ‘Tradition’ and ‘If I Were A
Rich Man’ bouncing around in your head. This is a show that I am proud to be part of and if you like what
you saw go out and boast of the entertaining night you have had. We’ve enjoyed this production and
hope you will too.
                                    Mr Alastair Taylor - Musical Director
                          Good evening Ladies & Gentlemen. This is my last full scale musical before
                          I move to London in September this year. It has been a pleasure and a
                          privilege to entertain you all for the past 20 years. I will miss working with my
                          friends in ROAST and the orchestras, especially the RAOST Singers and
                          Youth Choir, both of which I formed over 7 years ago. One person I want to
                           mention here is Esther, my friend, our President. Since I began she has
                           supported and encouraged me as she does for so many. Thank you Esther!
                            I have always encouraged the society, along with Esther, to put on Fiddler
                           on the Roof and Oliver! The latter was our award winning, box office smash
                           last year directed by Trevor. Working with him has always been enjoyable
                           experience. I would like to dedicate my work and performance in this show
                          to my Gran, who sadly passed away just before Christmas last year. She
was a huge supporter of RAOST for over 80 years and a wonderful, loving and positive influence on my
life who I miss SO much! Thank you Gran, thank you RAOST, thank you Ladies & Gentlemen.


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The Company Of Fiddler On The Roof

               Jonathan Tucker - Tevye
             Jonathan has been involved in Cornish amatuer theatre for
             many years. He first started ‘treading the boards’ at his local
              pantomine society in Indian Queens, wearing a suit and bowler
              hat whilst his dad was digging a hole!!! Jonathan has played
               quite a few roles in his time and with a few companies. With
               Restormel Theatre Company he played Perchik in their
               production of ‘Fiddler On The Roof’, Oscar Lindquest - ‘Sweet
               Charity’, Jesus - ‘Godspell’, Cornelius Hackle - ‘Hello Dolly’.
               However his favourite roles were PT Barum - ‘Barnum’ and
                Don Lockwood - ‘Singing In The Rain’. Jonathan was also
                with Newquay Operatic Society for a time where he played
                Professor Higgins - ‘My Fair Lady’, Frank Butler - ‘Annie Get
               Your Gun’, Billy Crocker - ‘Anything Goes’ and Jesus again
                but this time in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. With Truro Operatic
                 Society, Jonathan reprised his role as Professor Higgins in
                 their production of ‘My Fair Lady’ as well as Ali Hackim -
                 ‘Oklahoma’ and ‘A Little Night Music’. Moving to St Austell
                 Operatic Society Jonathan then starred as Fagin - ‘Oliver’,
                  Curly - ‘Oklahoma’, Professor Higgins....again in ‘My Fair
                   Lady’. Finally he has arrived on RAOST’s patch and is very
                    much looking forward to the part of Tevye. Jonathan would
                    like to dedicate his part to his long suffering wife and his
                     two boys for putting up with all the rehearsals that he has
                     had to attend and his Jewish accent!!




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                                                  Michelle Moses - Golde
                                              Michelle has always had a love of music and drama, beginning
                                             with leading roles in ‘Smike’ and ‘The Matchgirls’ at the Roseland
                                             School. She has also played many principal parts with Truro AODS,
                                             which include; Ruth - ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, the title role in
                                             ‘Iolanthe’, Reno Sweeney - ‘Anything Goes’, Lillie Vanessi/Kate
                                             - ‘Kiss Me Kate’, Mrs Brice - ‘Funny Girl’, Bridget - ‘A Chorus of
                                             Disapproval’, Lady Angela - Patience’, Fraulein Schwarzenburger -
                                             ‘Blondel’, Nancy - ‘Oliver’, Edith - ‘Broadway Pirates of
                                             Penzance’, Svetlana - ‘Chess’ and Lady Thiang - ‘The King and I’.
                                             In addition, her favourite roles include; Felicia Gabriel - ‘The
                                             Witches of Eastwick’, where she had to sing with cherry pips in her
                                             mouth! Most recently, Katisha - ‘Hot Mikado’ both at the Hall for
                                             Cornwall and the Minack Theatre, and of course, Golde - ‘Fiddler
                                             on the Roof’. Another of her most memorable achievements was
                                             playing the role of Madame Thernardier during a master-class
                                             performance of songs from Les Miserables, working with
                                             professional directors and cast members, at the Palace Theatre,
                                             London. Michelle is also well-known throughout Cornwall as a
                                             singer, and has been fortunate enough to be a winner of Music
                                             Festival solo classes. She also has performed and won duet
                                             classes, with her husband Glenn. They have two daughters,
Melissa and Alana. Fiddler on the Roof is Michelle’s first production with RAOST, and she has thoroughly
enjoyed playing the role of Golde, also working with Trevor Hitchings and Alastair Taylor again. She would also
like to say a huge thank you to the cast and crew for making her feel so welcome.

                              Charlie Springthorpe-Warner - Tzeitel
This is Charlie’s first production with RAOST and she is delighted to be playing the
part of Tzeitel. Before moving to Cornwall 4 years ago, Charlie performed in many
plays, musicals and dance shows since a young age back in Leicestershire. She then
went on and gained a BA Honours Degree in Theatre Arts at Derby University.
Charlie studied for her PGCE at Cornwall College, Pool where she now works as a
lecturer and Course Manager in Performing Arts. She has performed in the summer
play with Falmouth Operatic Society last year and is really looking forward to
performing at the Hall for Cornwall and then the Minack later on this year. Charlie
got married last year in Falmouth having met her husband to be at work. She would
like to thank him for his help in reading lines with her, instead of spending hours of
time fighting the forces of evil and saving the universe on his Play Station Three.


                                 Emily Aldridge - Hodel
                                Emily started her performing at the early age of three when she joined Pamela
                                Darlington’s School of Dance in Newquay. However her parents would argue
                                that she has been singing since she could talk. She then went on to become a
                                member of Newquay Operatic Society with their production of ‘Annie Get Your
                                 Gun’. It wasn’t until Emily was 15 that she truely got bitten and joined RAOST
                                 for their production of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ and she has never looked back.
                                 With RAOST she has had the chance to perform in some of her favourite
                                 musicals and met some of her greatest friends. Emily’s favourite moments have
                                 been in shows like ‘Annie Get Your Gun’, ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’, ‘Carousel’
                                 and ‘Oliver’. She also played the ghost of Christmas Past - ’Scrooge the
                                 Musical’. At present Emily is juggling Primary teaching degree and work in
                                 playing a Pirate wench named Anne Bonney in Newquay’s Buccaneer Bay.
                                  Emily thanks everyone for their support.

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                            Emma Bingham - Chava
                           Emma is no stranger to the stage as she has been dancing since the age of 3 at the
                           Annette School of Dancing based in Camborne. She is currently studying an FDA in
                           Dance at Truro College. She has also recently passed her grade 8 singing exam with a
                           distinction. Emma has performed with RAOST since the age of 6 as part of the cast and
                           also as part of the RAOST Singers. Some of her favourite roles have been Charlotte
                           Sowerberry - ‘Oliver’, Helen - ‘Scrooge The Musical’ and Louise - ‘Carousel’. She has
                           also been a principal soloist and dancer in RAOST’s Song and Dance Shows. Emma
                           is involved with The Wesley Players based in Camborne as well. She would like to
                           thank everyone for their help and supportive especially in learning her lines!!

                                                    Chloe Endean - Shprintze
 Chloe only started Playrite Theatre School last September but has enjoyed every
 moment. Since the age of 2 she has always had a keen interest in Dance and Drama.
 Her bedroom is overflowing with dance trophies ranging from Ballet to Street Dance
 and even Ballroom. She is very exited about the part of Sprintze, one of Tevye’s Jewish
 daughters as this is the biggest production that she has been involved with so far. She
 can’t wait for opening night as her family and friends are watching. Her ambition is to
 become a professional dancer in productions like this and to travel all over the world,
 doing what she loves.....to dance!

                          Layla Barnett-Scalcione - Bielke
                          Layla, aged 11, was born in Sydney, Australia. She attends Roseland Community
                          College in Tregony. She is also a member of Playrite Theatre School in Truro. Layla
                          started dance at the age of three and continued dancing with Amanda Brook’s School of
                          Dance in Devon until moving to Truro. In 2008, Layla won the Best Overall Junior of the
                          Year award at her dance school. Last year, Layla performed at the Keay theatre in St
                          Austell in Playrite Theatre’s production of ‘Musicals Unleashed’. Layla appeared in the
                          chorus for the Clockhouse Players production of ‘Treasure Island’ in February 2011.

                                              Anne Robertson-Ewart - Yente
Anne trained in Dance and Drama and has enjoyed many wonderful theatrical
experiences over more than 40 years. Anne returned to Cornwall in 1979 and joined
RAOST taking her first lead role as Laurie in ‘Oklahoma’. Many roles followed, among
her favourites are Eliza - ‘My Fair Lady’, Julie - ‘Carousel’, Ann - ‘Half a Sixpence’, Milly -
‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’, Rizzo - ‘Grease’, Ado Annie - ‘Oklahoma’, Charity -
‘Sweet Charity’, Nancy - ‘Oliver’, Charity - ‘Barnum’, Dorothy Brock - ‘42nd Street’, The
Duchess - ‘Me and My Girl’, Elsa - ‘The Sound of Music’ and Eulalie - ‘The Music Man’.
Anne played Sarah - ‘Company’ with Playrite Theatre Projects at The Minack in 2006.
She toured with The Endellion Theatre Company in the 1980s performing at National
Trust properties. Anne relishes the challenge of playing character roles and is really
enjoying the part of Yente, especially as she has such fond memories of playing
Golde in Fiddler on the Roof 25 years ago!!
                        Stuart Oates - Motel
                         Stuart was born and bred in Cornwall and this is his first production with RAOST. A born
                         performer he had his first role at the age of eleven, in the St Keverne Village Panto.
                         Stuart went on to focus on his singing at sixteen and is only now returning to acting on
                          stage. Aside from performing, Stuart has recently completed a Masters Degree in
                          Broadcast Journalism. He has also completed a BSC in Agriculture with organic
                          farming. Stuart has set up and runs ‘Cornish Camels’ and is proud to say that he owns
                          the largest herd of camels in the UK. If that’s not enough Stuart is also a SHELTER
                          BOX response team member and has attended disasters across the world, most
                           recently in Brazil following extensive Flooding.
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                             Jack Callow - Perchik
                           Jack started his theatre career with Playrite Theatre School and has been there for over
                           8 years and through those years has gained a lot of experience working with various
                           theatre companies in Cornwall. Already Jack has clocked up many shows including
                           professional pantomines and has had many roles in amateur shows. Some of his most
                           memorable ones are playing Sweeney Todd - ‘Sweeney Todd’ , Noah Claypole - ‘Oliver’
                           and Enoch Snow Jr - ‘Carousel’. Jack has also hit the Hollywood scene and starred in
                            such films as ‘Ladies In Lavender’, ‘Treasure Island’ and ‘Irish Jam’. One of his biggest
                            interest at the moment is his piano and he is also a member of a band called ‘The
                            Flaming Protagonists’. Jack says ‘It has been a fantastic experience working with
                            RAOST, they are a like a family and very welcoming. I would like to thank all of my
                            friends who have supported me over the year.
                                                       Nathan Hooper - Feydka
 Nathan joined R.A.O.S.T in 2009 for ‘Scrooge’ and played Hugo Harty. He has been
 performing in musical theatre for just 5 years and has taken on such roles as The
 Dentist - ‘The Little Shop Of Horrors’, Rooster - ‘Annie’, Judas - ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’
 and Cain/Japheth - ’Children Of Eden’. Nathan has won awards for some of his
 performances including Cornish Drama Association’s awards for ’Best Performance in a
 supporting role’ for Jud Fry - ’Oklahoma’ and ’Best Actor’ for various parts in ’Honk’. He
 has also played many roles in plays such as Harry Carter - ’The King Of Prussia’ at the
 Minack Theatre, Peter Quince in ’A Midsummer Nights Dream’ and Chebutykin in Playrite
 Theatre Schools production of ’Three Sisters’ which sadly was never performed. Nathan
 is looking forward to playing the role of ‘Fyedka’ in this fantastic musical.

                        Luke Keast - Lazar Wolf
                        Luke began performing at the age of 9. He was the founder member of Stage Struck in
                        Penzance, where he enjoyed playing roles such as the Cowardly Lion - ‘The Wizard of Oz’
                        and Aslan - ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. Luke studied the Performing Arts at
                        Cornwall College then Truro College and then went to King Alfred’s University in Winchester.
                         With many roles under his belt, Luke has had the pleasure of working with established
                         theatre companies such as The Ordinalia Theatre Co. and the White Horse Theatre Co.
                         touring Germany. Luke joined RAOST last year and was the Spirit of Christmas Present
                         ‘Scrooge The Musical’. Then went on to master the ‘badness’ of Bill Skyes - ‘Oliver’ also
                          with RAOST. He has just finished co-directing RAOST’s last production of ‘A Chorus Line’.

                                                     Adam Nicholls - Mordcha
Adam has been in RAOST for many years. His most memorable roles include, Frank Butler
- 'Annie Get Your Gun’ and Barrett the Stoker - 'Titanic the Musical' and getting to grips with
his frou frou and tafeta as Ozzy - ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’. In RAOST’s last show ‘A Chorus
Line’, he played Zach and also co-produced the show. Adam has enjoyed producing shows
within the society, for this show Adam has been in charge of marketing. He also loves
singing and as well as being one of RAOST’s principal soloists, he has won best male
volcalist at the Camborne Music Festival, two years running. Adam also has some good
news on the way, his wife Clair a dancer and Choreographer with RAOST is expecting their
first child, which is due in July, congratulations to them both. Adam says, ‘I have many fond
memories within this society and this show has been another memory to cherish.’

                        Stan Mason - The Rabbi
                         Stan is the oldest performing actor of RAOST at the grand young age of seventy seven.
                         He has had a few parts in his long and distinguished career on the stage as well as in
                         film and television. He is also a writer of books. Some of his favourite shows were ‘Half a
                         Sixpence’, ‘Titanic The Musical’, ‘Pinocchio’, ‘The Sound Of Music’, ‘Carousel’, ‘Annie’,
                         ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’, ‘The Wizard Of Oz’, ‘Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour
                          Dreamcoat’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, to name but a few. The last two were performed
                          by RAOST in a huge circus tent on purpose built stages in Truro. Stan is still waiting for
                          that call to go to Broadway.
                        Andrew Ead - Avram
                        24yr old Andrew is originally from Bristol and moved to Cornwall in 2009 to manage the
                       family owned hotel in St Agnes. During the summer he also teaches Surfing. He started on
                       the musical road at 17 and studied musical theatre at the South West Academy of
                       Dramatic Arts. Some of his favourite roles are Joseph - ‘Joseph And His Technicolour
                       Dreamcoat’, Emcee - ‘Cabaret’, Melvin P Thorpe - ‘The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas’,
                       Captain Tempest - ‘Return To The Forbidden Planet’, Billie Flynn - ‘Chicago’, Conrad
                       Birdie - ‘Bye Bye Birdie’, Stephen/Tony - ‘Copacabanna’. Andrew practises hip hop and tap
                       dance, as he thinks the dancing is the best part of any muscial. Later this year Andrew is
                       hoping to join the army’s parachute regiment, however his love will always be the stage.

                                                         Dominic Wood - Mendel
 Dominic has been part of RAOST for 6 years and has taken many principal roles, from
 Frederick Fleet the Titanic's short sighted lookout in 'Titanic The Musical' to ballsy Billy
 Bigalow - 'Carousel', Tommy Keeler - ‘ Annie Get Your Gun’ and Farleigh - ‘The Scarlet
 Pimpernel’. He has also taken part in many professional and semi-pro productions
 across the South West ranging from ‘The Winters Tale’ as Prince Florizel to a dancer in
 the Hall for Cornwall's Chrismas pantomine ‘Snow White’. Dominic has been a principal
 soloist in RAOST’s Song and Dance shows. He has recently joinedan agency in Cardiff
 and Bristol to get some professional television work in the comingthe coming year.
 Dominic also helps Trevor Hitchings at the Playrite Theatre School.


                          Pam Buckton - Grandma Tzeitel
                          Pam had a feeling of extreme nervousness back in 1996 when she joined RAOST. She
                          had been away from anything to do with theatre for many years. Since then, she has
                          been in all but 4 productions - how time flies when you enjoy yourself. Parts for ‘older
                          ladies’ are rare, but she believes it takes just as much preparation to bring a small part
                          to reality as a big role. Treasured moments for Pam have been playing Ida Strauss -
                          ‘Titanic The Musical’, Mrs Mullins - ‘Carousel’, Old Sally - ‘Oliver’ and Mother - ‘The Full
                          Monty’. In Fiddler, she plays the part of Grandma Tzeitel - a corpse!!! Pam has been
                          the Society’s Secretary for the last 10 years and loves working with Trevor!!
                                              Karina Mitchell - Fruma Sarah
Karina was born and raised in the Phillippines and comes from a family of nine. At the
age of 13 she moved to the United States. It wasn’t until 2006 that she first got involved
with theatre. She starred in ‘Footloose’ and ‘A Chorus Line’ and an original piece called
‘King Kelly, A Smugglers Tale’, which were all productions she did back in Washington
State. This past summer she did a play with Mullion’s Gulls Theatre Group called ‘Sand
Castles’ and also ‘The Noble Spaniard’, which showed back in February. She temporarily
resides in Redruth with her husband who is currently stationed at HMS Culdrose in
Helston. Karina’s biggest passion in life is singing and she is thrilled to be part of
RAOST’s production of ‘Fiddler On The Roof’.

                         Damon Taylor - The Constable
                         Damon has been primarily with RAOST for the last 13 years but has also been involved
                         with other societies. He has just finished a summer season with Kidz’R’Us in St Ives
                         playing Rene Artois in their stage production of ‘Allo Allo’ and at the same time playing
                         Don - ‘A Chorus Line’ with RAOST. Some of his most favourite roles have been, Sir
                         Percy Blakeney - ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’, Colonel Buffalo Bill Cody - ‘Annie Get Your
                         Gun’, Harold Nichols - ‘The Full Monty’, Bruce Ismay - ‘Titanic The Musical’, Caiaphas -
                         ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, John the Baptist - ‘The Witness’, Aslan in ‘The Lion, The Witch
                         And The Wardrobe’ and Enoch Snow - ‘Carousel’ Damon has also been a principal
                         soloist in most of RAOST’s Song & Dance Shows. He has also appeared on the odd
                         television programme and Hollywood film. Damon loves spending time with his kids
                         Ethan, Jayden and Arwen along with his partner Karenza and her daughter Ellie.
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Act 1                                                             Synopsis
                                                                  Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman with five daughters
Prologue                                                          explains the customs of the Jews in the Russian Shtetl
Tradition ............................. Tevye, Golde, Sons        of Anatevka, 1905 where their lives are as precarious
                                        Daughters & Chorus        as the perch of a ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ - ‘Tradition’.
                                                                  At home Golde his sharp tongued wife orders their
Opening .............................. Orchestra                  five daughters about their tasks. Yente the village
                                                                  matchmaker arrives to tell Golde, that Lazar Wolf the
Scene 1: Kitchen In Tevye’s House                                 wealthy butcher, a widower wants to wed Tzeitel their
                                                                  eldest daughter. The next two daughters, Hodel and
Matchmaker ....................... Hodel, Chava, Tzeitel          Chava are excited about Yente’s visit, but Tzeitel is
                                                                  not - ‘Matchmaker Matchmaker’. Tevye is pulling his
Scene 2: Exterior Of Tevye’s House                                cart because his horse is lame and sings to God - ‘If
                                                                  I were A Rich Man’. Avram the Bookseller has news
If I Were A Rich Man ........ Tevye                               from the outside about progroms and expulsions.
                                                                  Perchik, a stranger overhears them and scolds them
Scene 3: Interior Of Tevye’s House                                for doing nothing but talk. Tevye invites Perchik home
                                                                  to spend the Sabbath with him and offers a room in
Sabbath Prayer .................... Tevye, Golde & Chorus         exchange for tutoring his two youngest daughters.
                                                                  Tzeitel is afraid that Yente will find a match before
Scene 4: The Inn                                                  Motel asks her to marry him. But he resists because
                                                                  of Tevy’s temper and the tradition of the
To Life ................................. Tevye, Lazar,           Matchmaker and he is saving up for a sewing
                                          Villagers & Russians    machine. The family gathers for ‘Sabbath Prayer’.
To Life - Dance ................... Orchestra                     After Sabbath, Tevye meets with Lazar, thinking he is
.                                                                 buying Tevye’s cow, when in fact he wants to marry
                                                                  Tzeitel. Tevye agrees and celebrates and even the
Scene 5: Street Outside The Inn                                   Russians join in - ‘To Life’. Outside the Inn, Tevye
Street Scene ......................... Orchestra                  sees the Russian Constable. Having sympathy
                                                                  for the Jews, the Constable warns Tevye of a little
                                                                  unofficial demonstration. The next day in Perchik’s
Scene 6: On A Bench Outside Tevye’s House                         lesson, Hodel and Perchik argue about traditional
Perchik & Hodel Dance ...... Orchestra                            values and the changing world and Perchik shows
Tevye’s Monologue ............ Tevye                              this in a dance. The two are falling in love. Tevye
                                                                  annouces Lazar and Tzeitel’s marriage. Golde is
Miracle of Miracles .............. Motel                          overjoyed but Tzeitel is devastated. Motel arrives and
                                                                  tells Tevye of his intentions and that he and Tzeitel
Scene 7: Tevye’s Bedroom                                          have made a pledge. Tevye is furious at this breach
                                                                  of Tradition but admires his backbone and after some
The Dream ........................... Grandma, Rabbi, Tevye,      thinking he agrees. Motel dances and sings - ‘The
                                      Golde, Fruma-Sarah          Miracle of Miracles’. Tevye pretends to awake from a
                                      & Chorus                    nightmare and Golde offers to interpret his dream -
                                                                  ‘Tevye’s Dream’. Golde’s dead grandmother returns
                                                                  to bless the marriage of Tzetiel and Motel, with
Scene 8: Village Street & Motel’s Tailor Shop                     Lazar’s dead wife warning of marrying Lazar. Golde
Wedding Introduction ....... Orchestra                            is superstitious and agrees to Motel marrying Tzetiel.
                                                                  Later Chava is teased by some Russian youths but
                                                                  Fyedka protects her and lends her a book and a
Scene 9: Section of Tevye’s Yard                                  secret romance starts. The wedding day has arrived
Sunrise, Sunset ..................... Tevye, Golde, Perchik       - ‘Sunrise Sunset’ and they celebrate - ‘The Wedding
                                                                  Dance’. An arguement between Tevye and Lazar
                                     Hodel & Chorus               arises about a broken agreement. Perchik then
                                                                  breaks tradition by dancing with Hodel. The Russians
                                                                  arrive univited, with orders to ‘cause mischief’ for the
                                                                  whole village. Perchik is wounded when trying to
                                                                  fight back.


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Act 2                                                               Synopsis
                                                                    Months later Perchik tells Tevye he must return to
Prologue                                                            Kiev to work for the revolution. He proposes
Opening .................................... Orchestra              marriage to Hodel and will send for her. She agrees
                                                                    ‘Now I Have Everything’ and they Tell Tevye. He is
                                                                    appalled that they have flouted tradition and made
Scene 1: Exterior Of Tevye’s House                                  their own match (and with his leaving). He forbids
Now I Have Everything ............ Perchik, Hodel                   them, but they are not asking his permission just
Tevye’s Rebuttal ........................ Tevye                     his blessing. After more soul searching - ‘Tevye’s
                                                                    Rebuttal’ he relents, giving them his blessing and
Do You Love Me? ...................... Tevye & Golde                permission. Tevye explains these ‘new style’ of
                                                                    events to Golde and asks her after 25 years does
Scene 2: Exterior Of Railroad Station                               she love him - ‘Do You Love Me?’ She admits she
                                                                    does. News spreads quickly that Perchik has been
Far From The Home I Love ...... Hodel                               captured and exiled to Siberia. Hodel leaves to join
                                                                    him. At the Railway Station Hodel explains to her
Scene 3: Village Street                                             father that ‘home’ is with her beloved, but that she
                                                                    will always love her family - ‘Far From The Home I
                                                                    Love’. Time passes and Model has bought a
Scene 4: Motel’s Tailor Shop                                        sewing machine and he and Tzetiel are having a
Incidental Miracle Of Miracles ... Orchestra                        baby. Chava eventually gathers the courage to ask
                                                                    her father to allow her to marry Fyedka. There are
                                                                    some lines Tevye does not cross and he forbids
Scene 5: The Outskirts Of The Village                               Chava to even speak to Fyedka again. Golde
Chava Sequence ........................... Tevye & Chorus           brings news that Chava has ran away with Fyedka
                                                                    and Tevye wonders where he went wrong -
                                                                    ‘Chava Sequence’. However Chava does return to
Scene 6: The Barn                                                   try and speak with him but he refuses to speak to
Anatevka ..................................... Golde, Yente,        her and orders the rest of the family to consider her
                                                                    dead. Meanwhile rumours are spreading that the
                                               Lazar, Mendel        Russians are expelling the Jews from their
                                               Avram & Chorus       villages. During a gathering the constable arrives
                                                                    to tell the villagers they have three days to leave.
                                                                    The villagers reminisce about ‘Anatevka’ and how
Scene 7: Outside Tevye’s House                                      hard it will be to leave what has been their home
Final Scene ................................... Orchestra           for so long. As the Jews leave Anatevka, Chava
                                                                    and Fyedka stop to tell their family that they are
                                                                    also leaving for Kracow. Motel and Tzetiel go to
Epilogue & Bows                                                     Poland but will join up with the family when they
                                                                    have saved up enough money. As Tevye, Golde
                                                                    and the two youngest daughters leave the village
                                                                    for America the Fiddler begins to play. Tevye
                                                                    beckons with a nod and the Fiddler follows.



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Cast of Characters
Tevye the Dairyman ....................................... Johnathan Tucker
Golde his Wife ................................................ Michelle Moses
Tzeitel his daughter ........................................ Charlie Springthorpe-Warner
Hodel his daughter ......................................... Emily Aldridge
Chava his daughter ......................................... Emma Bingham
Shprintze his daughter .................................... Chloe Endean
Bielke his daughter ......................................... Layla Barnett-Scalcione
Yente the Matchmaker .................................. Anne Robertson-Ewart
Motel the Tailor ............................................. Stuart Oates
Perchik the Student ........................................ Jack Callow
Fyedka the Russian Soldier.............................. Nathan Hooper
Lazar Wolf the Butcher .................................. Luke Keast
Mordcha the Innkeeper ................................. Adam Nicholls
Avram the Bookseller .................................... Andrew Ead
The Rabbi ........................................................ Stan Mason         Topo
                                                                                             la
Mendel his Son ............................................... Dominic Wood           Tevye lso played
                                                                                              in the         th
                                                                                                      orgin e role of
Grandma Tzeitel ............................................. Pam Buckton                       Produ        al Lon
                                                                                                        ction.      don
Fruma-Sarah ................................................... Karina Mitchell      When            &
The Constable ................................................. Damon Taylor       Richm filming ‘If
                                                                                 comp an’ for the I Were A
Nachum the Beggar ....................................... Steve Kelly                  lain              Fi
                                                                                 but w ed of seve lm, Topol
                                                                                        as tol          re too
Sasha the Russian Soldier ............................... Paul Dash                            d to c
                                                                                                      o         thach
                                                                                                                      e
The Fiddler /Yessel ......................................... Dan Foster                    the so ntinue wit
                                                                                                    ng.            h
Young Fiddler ................................................. Tom Josling

Villagers:
Christine Arthur, Bruce Austen, Rose Bingham Cathy Brookes, Mel Brown, Will Bryant,
Katie Cadge, Freya Crabtree, Debbie Davis, Penny Gibson, Jane Glidden, Ken Hambly,
Stephanie Haskins, Katy Hurworth, Sue Isaacs, Tom Josling, Chris Lowry, Kristian Lopez,
Laura Marshall, Amy Mead, Sonia Mead, Frankie Millard, Simon Millard, Pat Nettle,
Freida Nicholls, Nigel Rashleigh, Stephanie Rashleigh, Carol Renton, Charlie Roberts,
Anne Sprague, Helen Thomas, Brandon Thompson.


                                                                  Mr Eddie Jewell
                                                                      1947-2011
                                      Eddie had worked as a sound engineer with RAOST on many
                                       of their productions. He was responsible for giving ROAST
                                              their voice on stage, he will be greatly missed.
                                        Also to our friends and associates contected with RAOST,
                                               who have also passed away over the last year.
                                          Our thoughts and prayers to their families at this time.

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Production Team
Director/Choreographer ............................ Trevor Hitchings
Musical Director ......................................... Alastair Taylor (HFC), Roger Wills (The Minack)
Production Assistant ...........…………....... Pam Buckton
Stage Manager .........................................… Keith Jones
Deputy Stage Manager ............................... Marion Haynes
Props Team ………………………............. Simon Millard, Ellie Millard, Victoria Bradford
Crew ............................................................ Simon Millard, Geoff Gibson, Morgan Court,
                                                                  Abbie Court, Alan Hughes-Jones, Seth Brooks
                                                                   Damon Taylor, & Friends.
Lighting Design & Desk .............................. Ian Williams
Sound Design & Desk ................................. Tim Cullen                                                      w
                                                                                                             al hebre
Microphones ............................................... Rebecca Langridge                      T he liter ‘Mazeltov’
                                                                                                           n of
Lighting & Sound Equipment .................... Hall For Cornwall                              t ranslatio k, however as
                                                                                                          luc
                                                                                                is good on’t believe in
Set ………................…............................… Scenic Projects, Norfolk                            sd
                                                                                                 the Jew used more as
Principal Wig, Hair & Make up ................. Neila Dawes                                        luck it’s ssing
                                                                                                           a ble
Costumes …...............................……….… Flame of Torbay & Triple C
Marketing/Publicity .................................. Adam Nicholls
Poster & Flyer Design …............................ Damon Taylor
Programme ..…............…......................... Damon Taylor, Sonia Mead
Programme Advertising Co-Ordinator ... Christine Arthur
Photography ...…...................................… Damon Taylor,
Banner Design ............................................ Clair Nicholls, Jason Caddy at Creative Signs
Licences/Chaparones ................................. Stephanie Haskins, Kirsty Smith, Shirley Smith
                                                                  Lysanne Fisher, Carole Aldridge
Orchestra Secretary .................................... Rosie Moon
Front of House …….................................. Gail Angove, Paul Williams & Friends of RAOST
Society Box Office ….................................. Paul Williams

                             Musical Director
                     Alastair Taylor (Piano/Keyboard)
          STRINGS                    WOODWIND                         BRASS
            Violin                           Reed                      Horn
 Phillip Montgomery Smith          Claire-Louise Auguste            Iain Vosper
       Jake Loewendhel                 Patrick Saunders
         Anna Jenkin                      Paul Carter                Trumpet
                                         Lynn Ayton               Kirsten Burden
             Viola                Jessica Robinson-Pascoe          Ann Marsh
         David Parker
                                         Percussion                 Trombone
             Cello                      Ross Hamilton              Dave Nicholas
         Ben Hoadley

              Bass
         Simon Wells

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So what went on at rehearsals




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                                                                                To make Topol look old
                                                                                                          er,
                                                                               the makeup team clipped
                                                                                                           15
                                                                                 white hairs from directo
                                                                                                          r
                                                                                 Norman Jewison’s beard
                                                                              and applied them to To
                                                                                                       pol’s
                                                                              eye brows (seven on th
                                                                                                      e left,
                                                                                  eight on the right).


                                                                                 Back Row: Luke Keast
                                                                              Claire Vincent, Keith Edwards
                                                                               Sonia Mead, Adam Nicholls
                                                                             Front Row: Stephanie Haskins
                                                                           Kirsty Smith, Anne Robertson Ewart
                                                                            Esther Brokenshire, Pam Buckton
                                                                               Damon Taylor (not pictured)


                          RAOST 2010 - 2011 Committee & Officers
                                               Life Members
                 Mrs G Angove, Mrs E Brokenshire, Mr K Edwards, Mrs J Grenfell, Mr M Meer
                        Mrs B Richards, Mrs I Strickland, Mr A Taylor, Mr P Williams

                       President                                    Vice-Presidents
                 Mrs Esther Brokenshire    Mrs J Grenfell Mr M Meer Mr D Pascoe Mr C Triolaire

         Chair                      Vice Chair                Hon: Secretary                 Hon: Treasurer
  Anne Robertson-Ewart           Stephanie Haskins              Pam Buckton                   Keith Edwards

                                           General Committee
            Luke Keast, Sonia Mead, Adam Nicholls, Kirsty Smith, Damon Taylor, Claire Vincent


             Our Patrons:
  Mr & Mrs Coates, Helston                                    Spend a warm
  Mr & Mrs Harris, Camborne                                 Summer’s Evening
   Mr T Gundry, Porthleven                                 in the company of
    MM Lakin, Chacewater
                                                        RAOST as they perform
  Our special thanks go to:
                                                        ‘Fiddler On The Roof’
         Debbie Harvey
(Signer for the hearing impaired)
                                                            at the Minack Theatre.
 Martin Ballie (Radio Cornwall)                                Sept 5th-9th 2011

  THE SOCIETY OFFICERS, COMMITTEE & MEMBERS ARE GRATEFUL TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SO WILLINGLY GIVEN THEIR TIME,

 TALENTS AND ASSISTANCE IN BRINGING THIS PRODUCTION TO YOU. TO ANYONE ELSE WHOSE NAME HAS BEEN INADVERTENTLY

  OMITTED DUE TO OUR MISTAKE, OR WHOSE ASSISTANCE WAS GIVEN AFTER THIS PROGRAMME WENT TO PRINT, WE APOLOGISE.


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                              NATIONAL OPERATIC AND DRAMATIC ASSOCIATION
                                          Serving Amateur Theatre Since 1899
                                           Patron: Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber
                           Headquarters: NODA House, 58-60 Lincoln Street, Peterborough, PE1 2RZ
                           Telephone: 01733 865790 Fax: 01733 319506 Email: info@noda.org.uk

The National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) was founded in 1899. It has a membership of some 2,300 amateur
societies and 3,000 individual enthusiasts throughout the UK, staging musicals, operas, plays, concerts and pantomimes in
a wide variety of performing venues ranging from the country’s leading professional theatres to tiny village halls. NODA is
divided into eleven Areas, each headed by an Area Controller who sits on the National Council (the ruling body of the
Association), supported by a network of regional Representatives. The Association is administered from its headquarters, with
a knowledgeable and friendly staff able to deal with virtually any enquiry relating to amateur theatre.
NODA aims to:
• give a shared voice to the amateur theatre society
• help amateur societies and individuals achieve the highest standards of best practice and performance
• provide leadership and advice to enable amateur theatre to tackle the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
Benefits of membership include access to NODA’s service at a National and Area level, representation to government, funding
agencies, right shoulders and the media, and access to conferences, workshops and seminars to help share information on best
practice. NODA also holds an annual residential summer school (with bursaries available) offering training from professional
tutors in drama performances, music directing, musical theatre, stage management and other courses for performers, directors
and technicians. It publishes regular Area magazines and its quarterly NODA National News and holds annual National and
Area Programme and Poster competitions, to encourage the highest standard in design. NODA Insurance in conjunction with
AXA, offers the best deal available for amateur societies (30% discount to NODA members), as well as preferential rates on
home insurance and breakdown cover for individual members. Tel: 01733 865790 for further details.


                                    Become part of RAOST, become a Patron:
 Redruth Amateur Operatic Society Trust strives to perform the best shows in the south west. No other Society or group can
ever boast of ‘doing it three times in a tent!!!’ ‘Joseph’, ‘Barnum’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ were performed by ROAST in
huge circus tents in front of thousands of people. ROAST also holds the title for breaking all box office records for an
amateur show at the Hall For Cornwall with their production of ‘The Sound Of Music’ and then again with ‘Oliver’. These
achievements are attained through hard work, dedication and finding funds. As a Society, we are always looking for sponsors,
patrons and anyone who has a love of the theatre, to support us to enable RAOST to survive for another 100 years. Becoming
a Patron of this Society can help in this effort. We are grateful for every penny raised, which helps RAOST maintain its high
standard of presentation and to help to keep theatre in the South West very much alive and kicking!!

 Q. How much are we asking for you to become a patron of our Society?
   To become a patron for a year we ask a small fee of £25 per person or £45 for a couple.

 Q. What do you get for my money?
  Because we value your Patronship you would be entitled to
  *10% off every ticket bought (apologies, shows at The Minack NOT included in offer)
  *A free glass of wine to enjoy with your performance per show throughout the year
  *A free Souvenir Programme per show throughout the year
  *A backstage tour to meet the cast (subject to request, booking, availability limited to 2 a year)
  *Up to date information on RAOST Future Productions and News
  *An invitation to the RAOST AGM

 Please complete the form below and send to: Mrs Sonia Mead, The Leap, 6 Park Road, Camborne, TR14 8QD

 I/We____________________________________________________________________would like to become Patron(s)

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