Following last week’s announcement of the new season of shows at Frinton Summer Theatre, producers have now unveiled their biggest show ever.

That’s Fiddler on the Roof which, unlike the normal summer plays, which are performed in the McGrigor Hall, will take place in a tent on the town’s Greensward.

The summer rep’s first ever full-scale musical production, it marks a bit of a coup for artistic director Clive Brill, as its the first time Tendring Council has awarded a licence to the theatre for a production of this nature.

Richard Wilson, who is best known for playing Victor Meldrew in the popular BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave and later Gaius, the court physician of Camelot, in the BBC drama Merlin, has been patron of Frinton for the last few years.

He said: ‘This is an extraordinary opportunity for the theatre. It gives us the chance to showcase our full capability and I hope sees the start of a new tradition in Frinton.”

Classic entertainment with world famous songs and a moving story of love, faith and family, Tevye the milkman has five daughters with five different opinions, and five different views about men. As he struggles to come to terms with the modern world, Tevye must learn to listen, adapt and learn, whilst living through the great changes served up by the dawn of the 20th Century.

Featuring a live Klezmer band, and songs like If I were a Rich Man and Sunrise Sunset, it runs on the Tented Greensward from August 14 to 19.

The 2018 season starts on July 10 for seven weeks and includes the UK premiere of Love Virtually based on Daniel Glattauer’s books, and the classic Noel Coward play Blithe Spirit. Tickets go on general sale online and from the box office from June 27.