Chichester Festival Theatre has announced its new season for 2023 – and it includes a major new revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Assassins starring Danny Mac.
Directed by Polly Findlay (White Noise, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), a stellar cast will include Amy Booth-Steel (Tammy Faye, The Magician’s Elephant) as Moore, Luke Brady (The Prince of Egypt) as Zangara, Carly Mercedes Dyer (Olivier Award nominee for Anything Goes) as Fromme, Harry Hepple (Hamilton, Follies) as Guiteau, Nick Holder (The Threepenny Opera) as Byck, Danny Mac (Pretty Woman The Musical) as Booth, Sam Oladeinde (Come From Away, A Christmas Carol) as Czolgosz and Jack Shalloo (Girl From The North Country, Groundhog Day) as Hinckley.
Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Tony Award-winning biting musical is set within a surreal carnival, with a group of people who have one thing in common: they want to assassinate the President of the United States! Some succeed, some fail. But there’s a prize for them all: a place in the history books. John Wilkes Booth. Lee Harvey Oswald. Leon Czolgosz. Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme. John Hinckley. Charles Guiteau. Sara Jane Moore. Giuseppe Zangara. Samuel Byck. Men and women whose fervour took them to the very edge.
Joining the creative team will be designer Lizzie Clachan, choreographer Neil Bettles, musical supervisor Richard John, musical director Jo Cichonska, lighting designer Richard Howell, sound designer Gregory Clarke, video designer Akhila Krishnan, fight director Kate Waters, and casting directors Charlotte Sutton CDG and Christopher Worrall.
Assassins runs at Chichester Festival Theatre from 3 to 24 June 2023.
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