Award winning musical. Assassins
is a twisted celebration of America, "a land where any boy can grow up to kill a president". This show explores the motives of nine individuals who attempt to assassinate American presidents. Through Sondheim's witty lyrics and emotive score, it exposes a sinister underside to the American Dream. Compelling, innovative and yet disturbingly funny, this is one of the most controversial musicals ever written.Performers Alex Mugnaioni (John Wilkes Booth), Peter Dukes (Leon Czolgosz), Evelyn Hoskins (Lynette - Squeaky - Froome), Jack Quarton (John Hinckley), Ned Rudkins-Stow (Lee Harvey Oswald), Joey Hickman (The Proprietor), Phoebe Fildes (Emma Goldman), Eddie Elliott (Charles Guiteau), Lillie Flynn (The Balladeer), Sara Jane Moore, Steve Simmonds (Samuel Byck), Zheng Xi Yong (Giuseppe Zangara), Grace Lancaster (Ensemble), Matthew James Hinchliffe (Ensemble), Simon Oskarsson (Ensemble).
Music Stephen Sondheim. Book by John Weidman. Producer Nottigham Playhouse Theatre Company. Producer Watermill Theatre. Director Bill Buckhurst. Design Simon Kenny. Music Catherine Jayes (Musical Supervision/Arrangement).