Liver­pool Fid­dler

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shep­herd in a kib­butz in Is­rael. He later mar­ried the writer, Lynne Reid-Banks, and they had three chil­dren. She says: “To have lived for 55 years with a man of such courage and sweet­ness, and watched his gift evolve to pro­duce such pow­er­ful and beau­ti­ful works, has been the great­est hap­pi­ness and priv­i­lege of my life.” Fid­dler On The Roof is on at Liver­pool’s Every­man The­atre, with RSC and Na­tional The­atre stal­wart Pa­trick Bren­nan, play­ing Tevye. Every­man Artis­tic Di­rec­tor Gemma Bodinez says the mu­si­cal is a timely choice. “It looks at a fa­ther with three in­de­pen­dent daugh­ters who want to choose their own hus­bands and it’s set against a back­drop of a vil­lage be­ing ripped apart by the Rus­sian pow­ers that be, forcibly mak­ing the Jewish peo­ple leave Rus­sia in their mil­lions.”.

“So sadly it still res­onates with what is go­ing on in the world..”

Pa­trick Bren­nan says Tevye is an iconic role. “I see it as the King Lear of mu­si­cals with its themes of fa­ther­hood, grow­ing older whilst hav­ing daugh­ters with a dif­fer­ent view of the world.”

FRANCINE WHITE Mu­seum in March. There will also be a street trail around Cam­den Town, where Wine­house lived.

The exhibition in­cludes pho­tos of fam­ily Fri­day night Shab­bat dinners and Wine­house in the uni­form of the Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Bri­gade, as well as a de­scrip­tion of her great-great­grand­fa­ther’s ar­rival in Lon­don from Minsk in 1890 and his descen­dants’ tra­jec­tory from the East End to north Lon­don.

The trail will take vis­i­tors on a tour around Wine­house­themed street art, past her house in Cam­den Square and other land­marks, to a new in­stal­la­tion by the street artist Pegasus.

The exhibition runs from March 16 to Septem­ber 24 at the Jewish Mu­seum in Cam­den. The street art trail will be avail­able from March 15 un­til June 4.

Search­ing for Great Aunt Mina was in­spired by a pho­to­graph and a com­mis­sioned photo es­say for the Sun­day Times Mag­a­zine about the San­goma, the tra­di­tional heal­ers, or shamans. Her story takes in the his­tory of Eastern Europe and the im­mi­gra­tion drive to South­ern Africa from Eastern Europe. Pho­tog­ra­phy, Richard Berry (left) and Stan­ley We­ber SOLVE OUR Shab­bat-friendly crossword. Writ­ing is not re­quired — just use your Scrab­ble board and tiles to spell out the an­swers to the cryptic clues. 7O Egad! I’m very old. (4)

9H The dash­ing fel­low cut the grass with it. (5)

10J Found ev­ery­where but not suit­able to drink. (5)


1E Two ve­hi­cles make a third. (7)

3B Fifty in a panic, fail. (5)

3I Mary car­ried it fever­ishly. (6)

5B Par­don me danc­ing. (6)

5K When you never get jam. (5)

7A Dis­re­gard this re­gion. (6)

7K But pea is not a green colour. (5)

9A Had ju­nior gone on a pil­grim­age. (4) 10E Bats like this wood. (6)

12J Ze­bu­lun or Cheyenne. (5)

14J Round and round it goes. (5)


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