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Fiddler on the Roof

On the 6th and 7th July KS3 students performed Fiddler on the Roof.

In their drama lessons year 7-9 students have been exploring the themes in Fiddler on the Roof and how members of the Jewish community would have been feeling in Tsarist Russia in 1905.

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From the audition week through to final performance the 50 strong cast and band have shown fantastic commitment and professionalism. The production reflects their sensitivity and skill in telling the story of the Jewish families at the heart of this story.

There were many contributions to the show that made it memorable including Hannah Reddings and Molly Palmer as the oldest daughter and their ‘match who fits like a glove’ Jonah Williams. The Russian Constable, Alex Watkin had great authority and poise on stage and the Ensemble themselves who remained focused and engaged at all times were exceptional. Great support was offered by Joel Chamber-Clews who build the cart for the show and Erin Birney who stepped into the tech team to run the lighting.

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While everyone involved should feel rightfully proud of their achievements the night belonged to one student in particular - Jacob Simpson deftly performed the role of Tevye. On stage for the majority of the show, he expertly led the audience through the story with skill and craft. He is clearly an exceptionally gifted singer and now an accomplished actor.

Well done to everyone!