"one that no theatre-lover should miss" - No more workhorse
October 1, 2019
Our Artistic Director is very privileged to be invited to direct the world premiere of “Толік-молочар” (Tolik the Milkman), at the October Palace in Kyiv, Ukraine. Written entirely in the Ukrainian language, the play is a new adaptation of the work of Shalom Aleichem, also the primary source for the famous musical Fiddler on the Roof, which updates the character and context from 19th Century Tsarist Russia to Soviet-era Ukraine in the immediate aftermath of Chernobyl, and presents the awakening of a both personal and national identity through the journey of a family in the midst of a crumbling socio-political order.
Starring some of the biggest names in Ukrainian theatre, including Daria Volga, Dimitri and Ostap Stubka, Ruslan Pysanka and Alexey Sukhanov, the show promises to be a profound and thought-provoking experience for the theatre audiences of Kyiv, as well as an exciting adventure for the boy from Wicklow.