Chichester Festival Theatre revives Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical Assassins.
Prepare to be captivated as Chichester Festival Theatre proudly presents a stunning revival of Stephen Sondheim’s critically acclaimed musical, Assassins. This riveting production, starring the incredibly talented Danny Mac (Pretty Woman The Musical), brings to life the daring stories of 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 show will challenge your perception of history, morality, and the human psyche.
Assassins runs from 3 to 24 June 2023 at Chichester Festival Theatre. This show is highly tipped to transfer to the West End, although there’s currently no confirmed news on the transfer, or any dates or venue information. Sign-up for our Email Alerts to be the first to hear.
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 features 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?
Assassins is 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.