STAGE and screen star Paul Nicholas posed for photographs before his latest opening night in the region.

The veteran performer, who has appeared in many successful shows, is featuring in Fiddler on the Roof, at Sunderland's Empire Theatre, until Saturday.

He stars as Teyve, the Russian dairyman who dreams of wealth and happiness.

The show is being produced by Peter Frosdick and Martin Dodd for UK Productions.

It features the hits If I Were A Rich Man, Matchmaker Matchmaker, and Sunrise, Sunset.

Tickets are available on 0191-514 2517.