The Dead Fiddler archiveA girl from a Jewish shtetl is possessed by the dybbuk (spirit) of a dead gypsy musician. Speaking through her mouth, he simultaneously terrorises and captivates the community with ribaldries and an exposure of the villagers' secret hypocrisies. Attempts to exorcise the dybbuk are met with taunts and hypnotic Klezmer music from his violin. A carnival of anarchic dancing ensues until they discover that another dybbuk - this time a dead prostitute - has also taken up residence inside the hapless girl. The spirits joust for sole occupancy, until one villager suggests that they make an ideal marital couple.


Lydia Baksh, Gabrielle Douglas, Saul Eisenburg, Joanna Foster, Ezrah Hjalmarsson, Nicholas Karimi, Heather Snaith


Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
Producer(s): Sacred and Profane, New End Theatre
Director(s): David Zoob, Roderick Skeaping (music)
Adapted by: David Zoob
Design: Wai Yin Kwok
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The Dead Fiddler

The Dead Fiddler (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01783572448. Details of all The Dead Fiddler archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S207622907

Archive Listings

26 Apr 06
21 May 06
New End Theatre
Inner London
Greater London

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