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  • Writer's pictureKatie Ross


Well, what a year 2020 has turned out to be! I’m sure you will all agree that the pandemic and lockdown period has certainly made us all appreciate just how much we miss being able to visit the theatre and other arts venues with our friends and family as a form of fun and escapism. After all of the hard work which had been put in by so many, to have the show taken away from us right at the final hurdle was immensely difficult, but we were so lucky to have been able to have a final full ‘run through’ of the show before lockdown which demonstrated just how fantastic our production of Fiddler on the Roof is going to be!

We would like to take this opportunity to offer you our heartfelt thanks for your kind words, support, patience and understanding over the past few months as we have found our way through a most unprecedented situation. From everyone at the Rutland Musical Theatre, THANK YOU.

Though we are clearly not out of the woods yet it is important that as a company we look forward and plan for what we hope will be better times ahead. We are therefore thrilled to announce that our production of Fiddler on the Roof will now be performed from WEDNESDAY 7th – SATURDAY 10th JULY 2021 at the UPPINGHAM THEATRE! We appreciate these are not our traditional April half term dates, however the committee discussed this at length and felt it would be better and safer to plan to perform slightly later in the year as a one off, when the weather will be better and covid will be much more under control (we hope and pray!!). We are also following the lead of the top professional theatres within the Industry in the UK who are all now announcing shows which will open as normal from Spring/Summer 2021.

We have therefore detailed below a helpful “If you had tickets for… they’ve been moved to” –

Wednesday 1st April 2020 at 7.30pm has moved to Wednesday 7th July 2021 at 7.30pm

Thursday 2nd April 2020 at 7.30pm has moved to Thursday 8th July 2021 at 7.30pm

Friday 3rd April 2020 at 7.30pm has moved to Friday 9th July 2021 at 7.30pm

Saturday 4th April 2020 at 2.30pm has moved to Saturday 10th July 2021 at 2.30pm

Saturday 4th April 2020 at 7.30pm has moved to Saturday 10th July 2021 at 7.30pm

So, what happens now?

That’s great! The new date is okay!

If your change of date is okay with those in your booking, you don’t have to do anything. You can simply arrive at the performance with your current tickets showing the correct day of the week, I.e. Wednesday.

That’s great! But I need to change the date/performance I come to?

If you still are super excited about supporting us and seeing the show but now need to change the day/performance you attend, please email with your name, booking reference and the date/performance you wish to move your booking to and we will sort this for you the best we can. We will try and get as close to ‘like for like’ seats as we can, however we will only be able to offer the seats that are available.

Oh no! Sadly I can’t make any of these dates!

If the change of date means you are now unavailable to attend the performance and you wish to have a refund, please email with your name and booking reference and we will issue you with a refund. If you are unable to make the new dates but still wish to support us in some way, we would kindly ask that you consider donating your ticket money to the Rutland Musical Theatre. Like so many, as a small community run charity we have been seriously hard hit by the pandemic and your support and donation would go a long way towards helping us continue to bring high standard music theatre to the local community and would be so greatly appreciated by so many people. If this is something you would like to do, again, please email with your name and booking reference so that we can release your seats and thank you personally on behalf of the whole company for your kind donation.

If you wish to wait for further developments, you are also welcome not to rush into a decision on the above.

If email is not your preferred method, you are also welcome to call Laura, our Vice Chair and Bookings Co-ordinator on 01572 492828.

Any other questions can also be emailed to or you can contact Laura on the number above.

It is possible we will be dealing with a higher number of emails than usual, and as a community run charity run by volunteers only, it may take us slightly longer than usual to respond so please do bare with us and be reassured we will deal with your questions and requests as quickly as we possibly can.

May we thank you once again for your patience and understanding and we can’t wait to welcome you all to the Uppingham Theatre in July 2021 for our production of the wonderful ‘Fiddler on the Roof’!

Best wishes,

All at the Rutland Musical Theatre

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