“Murder is a tawdry little crime. But when a president gets killed, when Julius Caesar got killed… he gets assassinated.”

A man sits in a storeroom on the sixth floor of a Book Depository in Texas in 1963, waiting for John F. Kennedy’s motorcade to pass below. He rests his finger on the trigger, ready to join a line of men and women who have shot their way into the history books.

Assassins is a satirical and stylish look at why individuals reach for a gun when they feel their voice can’t be heard. Clever, funny and thought-provoking, this is a musical about the power of the President, the lure of celebrity and the failure of the American dream.

Created by the greatest living musical theatre writer, Stephen Sondheim, this multiple Tony Award-winning vaudeville-style show is a modern classic. Following universal acclaim for Sweet Charity, award-winning director Bill Buckhurst returns with another multi-talented cast.

ASSASSINS is based on an idea by Charles Gilbert Jr.
Original orchestrations by Michael Starobin
Playwrights Horizons Inc., New York City, produced ASSASSINS off-Broadway in 1990
First Broadway production, 2004, Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Artistic Director
Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production.

Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.


Leon Czolgosz Peter Dukes
Charles Guiteau Eddie Elliott
Emma Goldman Phoebe Fildes
Balladeer Lillie Flynn
The Proprietor Joey Hickman
Ensemble Matthew James Hinchliffe
Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme Evelyn Hoskins
Boy / Ensemble Grace Lancaster
John Wilkes Booth Alex Mugnaioni
Ensemble Simon Oskarsson
Sara Jane Moore Sara Poyzer
John Hinckley Jack Quarton
Lee Harvey Oswald Ned Rudkins-Stow
Samuel Byck Steve Simmonds
Giuseppe Zangara Zheng Xi Yong


Music Stephen Sondheim
Book John Weidman
Director Bill Buckhurst
Designer Simon Kenny
Musical Supervisor and Arrangements Catherine Jayes
Associate Director and Choreographer Georgina Lamb
Lighting Designer Ben Ormerod
Sound Designer Chris Full


5 rating
Morning Star
5 rating
Musical Theatre Review
5 rating
A Spy in the Stalls
The Stage
“This rich revival is perfectly timed”
4 rating