Firm favourite in Lewes Operatic Society’s milestone year

AS Lewes Operatic Society enters its centenary year, it’s curtain up next week on its spring production - Fiddler on the Roof.

The story of Tevye, a Jewish milkman, and his family as they struggle to maintain their traditions in a Russian village increasingly under the threat of pogrom in the early stages of revolution, has captivated millions over the years.

Packed with familiar tunes – none more so than ‘If I Was a Rich Man’ and ‘Sunrise, Sunset’ – the show moves from joy to despair and comedy to a heart-rending conclusion as the village is cleared by the authorities.

The show opens at Lewes Town Hall on Tuesday (April 12) and plays nightly at 7.30pm until Saturday (April 16) with a 2.30 matinee on the last day.

Tickets are priced from £7.50 to £10 and, for an extra £2, audiences can take advantage of the new tiered seating in the rear half of the auditorium, which proved extremely popular for the society’s last show in October.

Also new in this centenary year is online booking via www.lewesoperatic.co.uk with booking also in person from Lewes Town Hall from Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm. The box office information line is on 01273 480127.