Events

Assassins

Director: Laura Keefe
Designer: Sarah Kemp
Lighting Designer: Ryan Joseph Stafford
Sound Designer: Harvey Allen
Musical Director: Rachel Benson
Assistant Musical Director: Jo Eaton-Kent 

Performances
Thursday 22 March - 7.30pm
Friday 23 March - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 24 March – 2.30pm

Assassins presents a dizzying carousel of the men and women, would-be assassins of eight Presidents of the United States, both ‘hits’ and ‘misses’. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, notorious presidential assassins will tell their stories. But why did they do it?

Stephen Sondheim’s 1990 musical asks profound questions about state power and individual agency and turns the ‘American Dream’ on its head. It is full of irony and dark humour, unfolding the hopes, ideals and murderous motives of its infamous, sometimes idiotic, anti-heroes.

The show is performed by third year students on our unique BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship programme, and showcases their skills in the dynamic integration of live music with dramatic action.

Tickets
Standard: £10
Concessions (Over 65s): £8
Students: £5

 

Cast

The Proprietor & Lee Harvey Oswald: James Hastings
The Balladeer: Eleanor Kane
The Balladeer: Abigail Middleton
John Wilkes Booth: Jo Eaton-Kent
Charles Guiteau: Tomi Ogbaro
Leon Czolgosz: Benjamin Mowbray
Guiseppe Zangara: Elliot Mackenzie
Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme: Kristin Overøye
Sara Jane Moore: Emily Atkinson
John Hinckley, Jr.: Joel Nash
Samuel Byck: Patrick Orkney
Emma Goldman: Rachel Benson
 

Production Team

Production
Production Manager: Tom Vasey
Technical Manager: Dean Bennetts
Head of Lighting: Abigail Waller
Head of Sound: Ieuan Newman

Stage Management
Stage Manager: Zoe Dhillon
Deputy Stage Manager: Faisa Ibrahim
Assistant Stage Manager: Jamie McKechnie

Technical
Production Electrician: Chris Hepburn
Sound Programmer/Operator: Jimmy O’Shea
Sound No:2: Tom Mothersole
Production Sound Engineer: Brad Rushmer
Lighting Programmer/Operator: Jacob Shooter
Assistant Lighting Designer: Jordan Tinniswood

Scenic
Scenic Project Manager: Karianne Harrendran
Scenic Workshop Manager: Rebecca Nicholson
Scenic Workshop Assistant: Jess Slingerland
Scenic Workshop Assistant: Adam Kassell
Construction Assistant: Chad Griffiths

Costume
Costume Supervisor: Bethan Price
Costume Supervisor: Lauren Digby
Costume Maker: Sammy Ratcliffe
Costume Assistant: Emma Vickers
Costume Assistant: Rachael Coombes
Costume Assistant: Oscar Bains