Fiddler raises the roof in Letchworth, now it’s time to turn attention to tap

Letchworth Arcadians Fiddler On The Roof, April 2015

Letchworth Arcadians Fiddler On The Roof, April 2015 - Credit: Archant

A community drama company celebrating a sellout success on its return home is now getting set to tap into the appetite for dance.

The Letchworth Arcadians production of hit musical Fiddler on the Roof at the town’s St Christopher School – the first full-scale production in the town since 2012 – was directed by David Walker, with Graham Albone as musical director and Frances Aylin as choreographer.

The 60-strong cast was led by Steve Wilks in the role of Tevye and Adele Walker as his wife and the show featured impressive choreography and musical accompaniment from the band of 10 musicians.

Spokesman Juliette Albone said: “There was also great lighting, sound and costumes – a particular highlight was the cleverly directed dream sequence.

“The company invested a lot of hard work preparing for this production, not only in terms of rehearsal time, but also in the design and building of the amazing set, but everyone involved and all audiences agreed it was a great show and felt that all the hard work was worthwhile.”


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Chairman Mary Driver added: “What an amazing week – it was wonderful to perform to a sellout audience and to bring the Arcadians back to the heart of Letchworth.”

The company is lending its support to June’s Letchworth Festival, featuring in the launch parade and hosting a Strictly Tap Dance event at Norton Community Centre, North Avenue on Tuesday, June 23.

There are sessions for beginners and more experienced performers – find out more at www.letchworth-arcadians.co.uk.

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