“What a wonder is a gun!
What a versatile invention!
First of all when you’ve a gun-
Everybody pays attention.”
On the 50th Anniversary of the shooting of John F. Kennedy, Rough Magic SEEDS present Stephen Sondheim’s killer musical Assassins.
In America’s short history, nine men and women have killed or tried to kill the president. Let our formidable ensemble of actors and musicians take you on a kaleidoscopic ride through the lives, loves and lunacy of this extraordinary group, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald.
Assassins asks what hunger drove these people to do what they did? What binds them together? Could you be tempted to shoot the president?
Assassins features a stylish score by Tony and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Company, Sunday in the Park with George) and a witty, provocative book by John Weidman.
Bold, original, unsettling, but also wonderfully funny, this is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written.
“Nothing quite prepares you for the disturbing brilliance of Assassins” The New York Times
Winner of 5 Tony Awards in 2004.
Assassins is based on an idea by Charles Gilbert Jr.
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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
The Balladeer: Raymond Scannell
John Wilkes Booth: Shane O’Reilly
Charles Guiteau: Paul Curley
Leon Czolgosz: Emmet Kirwin
Guiseppe Zangara: Anthony Kinahan
John Hinckley: Moe Dunford
Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme: Erica Murray
Sara Jane Moore: Clare Barrett
Samuel Byck: Jack Olahan
Chorus : Siobhan Cullen, Peter Corboy, Matthew Malone, Liam McCarthy & Ciara Smyth
Director: Ronan Phelan
Musical Director: Danny Forde
Set & Lighting Designer: Zia Holly
Costume Designers: Kate Moylan and Yvonne Carry
Sound Designer: Denis Clohessy
Producer: Matt Smyth
Images by Lucy Nuzum