Colchester’s third production of “Fiddler” was a credit to the society in every way. The set and costumes were excellent, the sound and lighting also gave very imaginative style and added to the overall professional production.
John Davies as Tevye was superb as the lead character with a wonderful singing voice, and his conversations with God were quite informal and amusing.
Barbara Scully as Golde his wife, gave a busy motherly feel to her character, and the children fitted together well as a family.
Kerry Gullen, Louise Cassidy and Lisa Bibby as the older daughters, gave energetic performances and were paired well with Sam Pilkington, Phil Young and Nathan Crame as their respective suitors. All were well sung and acted.
Barbara Pears as Yente gave a very expressive performance. John Enfield as Lazar Wolf made the most of the Butcher with a great deal of humour which was enjoyable.
The dream sequence was outstanding and brilliant. The pictures that Dani created with the company were very effective, especially-in this scene.
Neil Somerville as Fruma-Sarah was quite the best I have seen and the lighting effects also on his dramatic entry were superb.
Chorus singing and harmonies were very good, and the orchestra under Peter Snell pushed the music along at a fair pace and the balance with voices worked very well. All minor characters gave good performances and Dani once again pulled out all the stops to give the audience a delightful, interesting production.