Assassins

Amidst the lurid debris of a traveling carnival, a Proprietor invites nine would-be heroes to step up to the mark and hit a target in return for a glittering prize. As he hands out guns with a glib invitation, “c’mere and kill a president”, we are introduced to a collection of America’s most disturbing characters. One by one we uncover the passion and rage that inspired their bloody acts and are forced to examine the horrifying dark side of the much-touted right to happiness and the danger of an American dream. One of the most innovative musicals ever written (and rarely produced), Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s killer black comedy takes a provocative lens to the dreams, distortions and delusions of nine infamous Americans.

22-31 August, 2019

Doncaster Playhouse

~ Cast ~
ROBERT CLARK as JOHN WILKES BOOTH
NICK SHEPPARD as LEON CZOLGOSZ
JOEL ARMOUR as CHARLES J. GUITEAU
PHILL DAVIES as THE BALLADEER
MELINDA GREGORY as SARA JANE MOORE
KAELA RAKU as LYNETTE “SQUEAKY” FROMME
MATTHEW ARTER as JOHN HINCKLEY JR.
ROB BLOWERS as GIUSEPPE ZANGARA
PATT RYAN as SAMUEL BYCK
AIDAN NIARROS as THE PROPRIETOR (AND OTHERS)
HOLLAND BROOKS as EMMA GOLDMAN (AND OTHERS)

~ Production Team ~
Director | Daragh Wills
Musical Director | Maddy Corbel
Assistant Director | Luca Cirillo
Production Manager | Justin Cleaver

Photo Credit: Ben Fon