Assassins - Chichester Festival Theatre 2023

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★★★★★ “Electrifying” – The Stage

Chichester Festival Theatre’s acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical Assassins.

This stunning revival of Stephen Sondheim’s critically acclaimed musical Assassins stars Danny Mac (Pretty Woman The Musical), and brings to life the infamous historical figures who shared one chilling goal: assassinating the President of the United States.

Directed by Polly Findlay (White Noise, A Number, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), Sondheim and John Weidman’s biting musical comedy features musical influences ranging from The Carpenters and James Taylor to American folk songs and Scott Joplin.

This thought-provoking and darkly humorous production will challenge your perception of history, morality, and the human psyche.

Assassins played at Chichester Festival Theatre in June 2023.

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What's the story of Assassins?

Prepare to be captivated by a carnival of characters united by their desire to assassinate the President of the United States.  Join John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, Leon Czolgosz, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, John Hinckley, Charles Guiteau, Sara Jane Moore, Giuseppe Zangara, and Samuel Byck as they navigate their twisted paths towards achieving infamy. Some succeed, some fail, but all are bound by their relentless pursuit of a place in the history books.

Who is in the cast of Assassins?

The cast at Chichester Festival Theatre featured Danny Mac (Pretty Woman The Musical, Sunset Boulevard) as Booth, Amy Booth-Steel (Tammy Faye) as Moore, Daniel Bowskill (Let’s Face The Music) as Onstage Swing, Luke Brady (The Prince of Egypt, Sweeney Todd) as Zangara, Lizzy Connolly (Sweet Charity, On The Town) as Balladeer 2, Ivan De Freitas (& Juliet, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Bystander 2, Carly Mercedes Dyer (Anything Goes) as Fromme, Peter Forbes (Follies, Singin’ in the Rain) as The Proprietor, Bob Harms (Pretty Woman, Come From Away) as Bystander 1, Harry Hepple (Hamilton, Follies) as Guiteau, Nick Holder (The Threepenny Opera, London Road) as Byck, Charlotte Jaconelli (The Wizard of Oz, Heathers The Musical) as Goldman, Kody Mortimer (Hex, Hairspray) as Bystander 4, Sam Oladeinde (Come From Away) as Czolgosz, Jaimie Pruden (Beauty and the Beast, Company) as Onstage Swing, Jack Shalloo (Groundhog Day) as Hinckley, Liam Tamne (Wuthering Heights, Bonnie and Clyde) as Balladeer 1, and Samuel Thomas (The Last Five Years) as Oswald/Balladeer 3.

Who are the creative team of Assassins?

At Chichester festival Theatre, Assassins was directed by Polly Findlay with design by Lizzie Clachan, choreography by Neil Bettles, musical supervision by Richard John, musical direction by Jo Cichonska, orchestrations by Michael Starobin, lighting design by Richard Howell, sound design by Gregory Clarke, video design by Akhila Krishnan, fight direction by Kate Waters, and casting directors Charlotte Sutton CDG and Christopher Worrall.


Reviews of Assassins

★★★★★ "Electrifying revival of Sondheim’s revue... darkly entertaining and deeply scary" - The Stage
★★★★ "Polly Findlay’s assured and propulsive revival" - The Telegraph
★★★★ "A triumphant reframing of Stephen Sondheim’s musical" - i News

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Assassins Reviews – Chichester Festival Theatre
Reviews are coming in for Sondheim musical Assassins at Chichester Festival Theatre. Polly Findlay directs this brand new, completely reimagined production, which is playing at the Chichester Festival Theatre until 24 June 2023. Assassins has music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by John Weidman, and this production's creative team includes designer Lizzie Clachan, choreographer Neil Bettles, musical supervisor Richard John, musical director Jo Cichonska, orchestrator Michael Starobin, 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. [ngg src="galleries" ids="1194" display="basic_slideshow"] The big cast includes Danny Mac (Pretty Woman, Sunset Boulevard) as Booth, alongside Amy Booth-Steel (Tammy Faye) as Moore, Luke Brady (The Prince of Egypt) as Zangara, Lizzy Connolly (Sweet Charity) as Balladeer 2, Ivan De Freitas (& Juliet) as Bystander 2, Carly Mercedes Dyer (Anything Goes) as Fromme, Peter Forbes (Follies) as The Proprietor, Bob Harms (Pretty Woman) as Bystander 1, Harry Hepple (Hamilton) as Guiteau, Nick Holder (The Threepenny Opera) as Byck, Charlotte Jaconelli (Heathers) as Goldman, Kody Mortimer (Hex) as Bystander 4, Sam Oladeinde (Come From Away) as Czolgosz, Jack Shalloo (Girl From The North Country) as Hinckley, Liam Tamne (Bonnie and Clyde) as Balladeer 1, and Samuel Thomas (The Normal Heart) as Oswald/Balladeer 3. Jaimie Pruden (Beauty and the Beast) and Daniel Bowskill (Let’s Face The Music) are Onstage Swings. Read reviews from The Times, Guardian, Stage and more, with further reviews to be announced. More about Assassins
Assassins at Chichester Festival Theatre – in pictures
Production photos are in for Chichester Festival Theatre's revival of Stephen Sondheim musical Assassins. Directed by Polly Findlay, Assassins is now playing at the Chichester Festival Theatre until 24 June 2023. The musical stars Danny Mac (Pretty Woman, Sunset Boulevard) as Booth, alongside Amy Booth-Steel (Tammy Faye) as Moore, Luke Brady (The Prince of Egypt) as Zangara, Lizzy Connolly (Sweet Charity) as Balladeer 2, Ivan De Freitas (& Juliet) as Bystander 2, Carly Mercedes Dyer (Anything Goes) as Fromme, Peter Forbes (Follies) as The Proprietor, Bob Harms (Pretty Woman) as Bystander 1, Harry Hepple (Hamilton) as Guiteau, Nick Holder (The Threepenny Opera) as Byck, Charlotte Jaconelli (Heathers) as Goldman, Kody Mortimer (Hex) as Bystander 4, Sam Oladeinde (Come From Away) as Czolgosz, Jack Shalloo (Girl From The North Country) as Hinckley, Liam Tamne (Bonnie and Clyde) as Balladeer 1, and Samuel Thomas (The Normal Heart) as Oswald/Balladeer 3. Jaimie Pruden (Beauty and the Beast) and Daniel Bowskill (Let’s Face The Music) are Onstage Swings. Assassins has music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by John Weidman. Joining Polly Findlay in the creative team are designer Lizzie Clachan, choreographer Neil Bettles, musical supervisor Richard John, musical director Jo Cichonska, orchestrator Michael Starobin, 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. More about Assassins Photos: Assassins at Chichester Festival Theatre [ngg src="galleries" ids="1194" display="pro_tile"]
Video: Sondheim’s Assassins starring Danny Mac – cast medley released
Chichester Festival Theatre have released a fabulous cast medley of their forthcoming production of Assassins. The video features Amy Booth-Steel, Carly Mercedes Dyer, Harry Hepple, Danny Mac, Sam Oladeinde and Jack Shalloo singing a medley from three of the show’s outstanding numbers: Everybody’s Got The Right, The Gun Song and Unworthy of Your Love. The teaser trailer is a preview of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Tony Award-winning biting musical comedy, which has musical influences ranging from The Carpenters and James Taylor to American folk songs and Scott Joplin. Directed by Polly Findlay (White Noise, A Number, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), the show will play Chichester from 3 to 24 June 2023. The full cast is: Danny Man (Pretty Woman The Musical) as Booth, Amy Booth-Steel (Tammy Faye, The Magician’s Elephant) as Moore, Daniel Bowskill (Let’s Face The Music) as Onstage Swing, Luke Brady (The Prince of Egypt, Sweeney Todd) as Zangara, Lizzy Connolly (Sweet Charity, On The Town) as Balladeer 2, Ivan De Freitas (& Juliet, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Bystander 2, Carly Mercedes Dyer (Olivier Award nominee and WhatsOnStage Award winner for Anything Goes) as Fromme, Peter Forbes (Follies, Singin’ in the Rain) as The Proprietor, Bob Harms (Pretty Woman, Come From Away) as Bystander 1, Harry Hepple (Hamilton, Follies) as Guiteau, Nick Holder (The Threepenny Opera, London Road) as Byck, Charlotte Jaconelli (The Wizard of Oz, Heathers The Musical) as Goldman, Kody Mortimer (Hex, Hairspray) as Bystander 4, Sam Oladeinde (Come From Away, A Christmas Carol) as Czolgosz, Jaimie Pruden (Beauty and the Beast, Company) as Onstage Swing, Jack Shalloo (Girl From The North Country, Groundhog Day) as Hinckley, Liam Tamne (Wuthering Heights, Bonnie and Clyde) as Balladeer 1, and Samuel Thomas (The Normal Heart, The Last Five Years) as Oswald/Balladeer 3. Assassins boasts music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by John Weidman, and is set in a surreal carnival, where there are a group of people - John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, Leon Czolgosz, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, John Hinckley, Charles Guiteau, Sara Jane Moore, Giuseppe Zangara, Samuel Byck - 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. The production in Chichester promises to immerse audiences in the action, and will start from the moment they step inside the theatre foyer. https://youtu.be/onWwHTyTFm8
Danny Mac to star in Sondheim’s Assassins in Chichester
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. Assassins at Chichester - Casting 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. Read more about Chichester's new season for 2023

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