Mark Solomons

The legacy of Chaim Topol

His performance in Fiddler on the Roof helped illuminate Jewish history

  • From Spectator Life
Chaim Topol in Fiddler on the Roof (Alamy]

In 1969, for my seventh birthday, I was taken – dragged, probably – ‘up west’ to the theatre to see a musical. As I recall, it didn’t fill me with joy to be going, but it turned out to be fantastic. The songs, the acting, the dancing: it was great fun.

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