KATS at Cookworthy

Some of the cast from the forthcoming production of Fiddler on the Roof spent a fascinating afternoon at Cookworthy Museum recently.




The museum location provided and atmospheric backrop for Tevye the dairyman's extended family, with period farm equipment and kitchenalia adding to the setting.

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Curatorial assistant Holly Trubshawe and team went out of their way to give guidance and to make the cast feel at home.  The museum is also aiding by loaning a number of original items as stage props for the production.  KATS member and Director Jill Brock said "we are so lucky to have such resources right on our doorstep"

Holly from the museum remarked, "it was lovely to be able to host KATS for their visit.  The museum's Victorian Kitchen and farm gallery area fitted in really well with the time period and theme of the production and it's always great to be able to support other local organisations.  we look forward to seeing the production"


Tara Roberts, who plays Tevye's eldest daughter Tzeitel, really enjoyed the experience, adding "it was super fun at the museum!  We got to use all the different household items that they would have used back when 'Fiddler' was set and I think it really helped me to get into character.  It would've been very tough back then; we take so much for granted now, especially how easy it is to get everyday items such as milk, butter and cheese.  The whole family would pitch in with the production and even then, would not make much money.  We forget how hard it used to be.  It was a very precarious way to live - just like a "fiddler on the roof"


Kingsbride Cookworthy Museum, based in the old Grammar School for Kingsbridge, situated on Fore Street, tells the stories of The South Hams and its people through the objects and photographs, all on loan or donated by local people.  The museum opens for the new season on Monday 26th March with an exhibition on Margaret Lorenz, former head of Kingsbridge School (now Kingsbridge Community College).  2018 will also be the second year of the William Cookworthy exhibition in partnership with Plymouth Museum.

visit: www.kingsbridgemuseum.org.uk



Our current production Fiddler on the

Roof in rehearsal

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Wardrobe makes sure we're all looking our best!

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Our Fiddler!

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Washing day for Golde & Tevye

Boys hard at work.JPG

Men at work

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Apple in character


The Ladies Gossiping

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Directors chatting

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Ladies studying hard

Kevin on his words.JPG

Kevin learning those lines

Lynn our director with Gracie.JPG

Director Lynne and Gracie

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Perchick "The Radical"

Sally and Caroline working out moves.JPG

Caroline and Sally working out those moves!

Some of our younger cast.JPG

Our lovely younger members 

Sound and Lighting - talking it through.JPG

Tech crew and MD John Amery hard at it

Suzie our Choreographer.JPG

Suzie Our Fab Choreographer

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Oh these scarves are a nightmare




Tevye and his daughters at The Cookworthy Museum


Tevye hard at work

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Our Fantastic cast