Assassins teaser from Chichester
The cast of the upcoming Assassins at Chichester Festival Theatre have released a teaser trailer featuring a mash-up of songs from Sondheim and Weidman's darkly comic musical.
Also released were some rehearsal shots by Johan Persson
From Chichester Festival Theatre:
A surreal carnival. And 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.
Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Tony Award-winning biting musical comedy takes us on a daring, time-bending journey through American history.
Sondheim was a giant of musical theatre, celebrated for his inventive sophistication. His landmark works also include Gypsy,Company, Follies and Sweeney Todd. Weidman’s work includes two further collaborations with Sondheim, Road Show and Pacific Overtures.
Director Polly Findlay’s recent productions include White Noise and A Number (Bridge Theatre), and Beginning and Middle (National Theatre).
The cast includes Amy Booth-Steel (Tammy Faye, The Magician’s Elephant) as Moore, Luke Brady (The Prince of Egypt, Sweeney Todd) as Zangara, Carly Mercedes Dyer (Olivier Award nominee and WhatsOnStage Award winner for Anything Goes) as Fromme, Harry Hepple (Hamilton, Follies) as Guiteau, Nick Holder (The Threepenny Opera, London Road) as Byck, Danny Mac (Sunset Boulevard, 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.
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by John Weidman
Sat 3 – Sat 24 Jun