Sing it from the rooftops: Andy Nyman takes on the iconic role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof

31 Aug
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases

It’s a mystery no longer, director Trevor Nunn has made his match and chosen actor and writer Andy Nyman to play the lead in his major revival of Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein’s classic Fiddler on the Roof, previewing from November 2018.

The joyous and heart-breaking story of the travails of Tevye the milkman, his wife and five daughters features such classic songs as ‘Sunrise, Sunset’, ’If I Were a Rich Man’ and ‘Matchmaker, Matchmaker’.

The first London production of Fiddler on the Roof opened in February 1967 at Her Majesty’s Theatre, and the most recent London production opened in May 2007 at the Savoy Theatre with Henry Goodman as Tevye.

The production sees Nunn renew his collaboration with the Menier – he previously directed Lettice and Lovage, Love in Idleness (also West End), A Little Night Music (also West End and Broadway) and Aspects of Love for the company. The production opens on 5 December 2018, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 9 March 2019.


Andy Nyman is an award-winning actor, director and writer who has earned acclaim from both critics and audiences for his work in theatre, film and television. He returns to the Menier Chocolate Factory having previously performed in Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins and Abigail’s Party (also Wyndham’s Theatre). Other theatre work includes Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen (Wyndham’s Theatre), and the original production of Ghost Stories (Duke of York’s Theatre/Arts Theatre) which he starred in, co-wrote and co-directed with Jeremy Dyson.

In addition, he has collaborated with Derren Brown for almost 20 years, co-writing and co-creating much of Brown’s early TV work, he has also co-written and directed six of Brown’s stage shows winning the ‘Best Entertainment’ Olivier Award for Derren Brown – Something Wicked This Way Comes.