Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins.
The award-winning musical follows a group of people who have one thing in common: they all want to assassinate the President of the United States. Polly Findlay’s production runs at Chichester Festival Theatre from 3 to 24 June, with a press night on 9 June.
The full company is Amy Booth-Steel (Tammy Faye, The Magician’s Elephant) as Sara Jane Moore, Daniel Bowskill (Let’s Face The Music) as onstage swing, Luke Brady (The Prince of Egypt, Sweeney Todd) as Giuseppe Zangara, Lizzy Connolly (Sweet Charity, On The Town) as Balladeer 2, Ivan De Freitas (& Juliet, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Bystander 2, Carly Mercedes Dyer (WhatsOnStage Award winner for Anything Goes) as Lynette ‘Squeaky’ 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 Charles Guiteau, Nick Holder (The Threepenny Opera, London Road) as Samuel Byck, Charlotte Jaconelli (The Wizard of Oz, Heathers The Musical) as Goldman, Danny Mac (Sunset Boulevard, Pretty Woman The Musical) as John Wilkes Booth, Kody Mortimer (Hex, Hairspray) as Bystander 4, Sam Oladeinde (Come From Away, A Christmas Carol) as Leon Czolgosz, Jaimie Pruden (Beauty and the Beast, Company) as onstage swing, Jack Shalloo (Girl From The North Country, Groundhog Day) as John Hinckley, Liam Tamne (Wuthering Heights, Bonnie and Clyde) as Balladeer 1, and Samuel Thomas (The Normal Heart, The Last Five Years) as Lee Harvey Oswald/Balladeer 3.
The designer is Lizzie Clachan, and the choreographer, Neil Bettles; musical supervisor Richard John, musical director Jo Cichonska, orchestrator Michael Starobin, lighting designer Richard Howell, sound designer Gregory Clarke, video designer Akhila Krishnan, fight director Kate Waters, and casting directors Charlotte Sutton CDG and Christopher Worrall.