Our annual excursion to Chichester - Weds 23rd August 2017
Omid Djalili and Tracy-Ann Oberman in the celebrated
and much loved musical
Fiddler on the Roof
Chichester Festival Theatre 2.30pm
‘If I were a rich man ….’
1905. A small village in Imperial Russia. Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his wife, Golde, are blessed with five witty and beautiful daughters. The matchmaker Yente, who believes any husband is better than no husband, is busy making sensible marriage plans for them all. But Tevye’s bold daughters have their own ideas about who to marry. And as change and new ideas roll in from the big cities, dissolving the old ways of life, the sisters are not alone in their lust for something new.
This celebrated and much loved musical is packed with show-stopping songs including the hits If I Were A Rich Man, Tradition and Matchmaker. The original record-breaking Broadway production won nine Tony Awards including Best Musical. This brand new staging is directed by Daniel Evans, whose hit productions include Show Boat and My Fair Lady. His outstanding creative team includes designerLez Brotherston (Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake) and choreographer Alistair David (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers).
Omid Djalilimakes his Chichester debut playing Tevye. A multi award-winning comedian and actor, his stage credits include Oliver! in the West End and, on film, The Infidel, Shaun the Sheep and Casanova.
Tracy-Ann Obermanplays Golde; her stage credits include Boeing-Boeing and Stepping Out in the West End, while her extensive TV work includes New Tricks, EastEnders and Friday Night Dinner .
Excursion Price: £78.50
Price includes: coach travel throughout, coach driver’s gratuity, coffee and biscuits en-route, top price stalls theatre ticket, courier services
Lunch: On this occasion I have reserved some places for us in the Brasserie Restaurant at the theatre for a 2-course set meal [main & dessert] with tea or coffee and to include service charge. Please add £25.50
If you prefer you can either bring a picnic to eat in the grounds of the theatre, or pop into the town which is about a 10 minute walk from the theatre. There is also a small café in the theatre serving sandwiches, salads, cakes and hot & cold drinks which will be open when we arrive.
COACH BOARDING POINTS
7.40am Sandwich Railway Station
7.48am Sholden Church
7.52am Deal Fire Station Bus Stop
7.55am Deal South Street
8.00am Walmer – opposite butcher’s shop
8.20am Dover – St Paul’s Catholic Church, Maision Dieu Rd
8.40am Folkestone outside Bus Station
8.45am Folkestone bus stop opposite Trinity Church
8.50am Seabrook bus stop opposite Fountain Pub
8.55am Hythe Red Lion Square bus stop
9.30am Great Danes Hotel near Maidstone [coffee stop]