Operatic society has a rich performance for the town

Beverley Evans who is to star in teh lead role of Goldie in Brigg Operatic Society's production of Fiddler on the Roof. EMN-140917-133802001
Beverley Evans who is to star in teh lead role of Goldie in Brigg Operatic Society's production of Fiddler on the Roof. EMN-140917-133802001

Brigg Amateur Operatic Society has resumed rehearsals for their forthcoming presentation of Fiddler on the Roof.

The show starts on October 28 and runs to November 1 with a Matinee on the Saturday afternoon.

This very popular show is set in Anatevka, a small village in Eastern Russia now Ukraine, in 1905 on the eve of the Russian Revolution.

It follows the trials and tribulations of Tevye and his family, struggling to make a living, and is told with humour, pathos and a collection of haunting melodies.

And it tells of the breakdown of Jewish traditions with Tevye’s daughters wanting to decide who they will marry rather than letting their father and the local ‘Matchmaker’ find husbands for them.

Add to this the threat of attack and violence spreading through the country as the revolution gains pace and we see why these gentle people have to pack up their few meagre belongings and move to other parts of Europe or even America.

The cast is led by Rod Wheat as Tevye, with Beverley Evans as his wife Golde.

Their three oldest daughters are played by Lisa Smith, Becki Evans and Sophie Haigh, whilst the parts of the two younger ones are shared by Keelie Barnes, Lucy Dent, Charlotte Carnaby and Amy Sparkes.

Other supporting roles are played by Helena Garner, Ashley Bateson, Max Garrod, David Phillips - in his first role for the Society, Liam Fletcher, Peter Barnes, Felice Malaspina, Terri-Ann Heseltine, Trudi Jackson, Paul Newton, Oliver Wood and Ann Johnson.

Peter Barnes society Chairman said: “It is very pleasing to see so many young people in what is a strong and experienced cast.”

The show will be presented at Westmoor Hall, The Vale Academy’s Westmoor Hall in Grammar School Road at 7.30 each evening, plus a Saturday Matinee starting at 2.30pm.

Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, September 29, from Brigg Beds in Queen Street, 01652 651828 or through the Secretary, Gloria Barnes on 01724 330874, who can also be contacted regarding any other information including block bookings.