Assassins Aaron Tveit Menier Chocolate Factory London



Menier Chocolate Factory London 21 Nov 2014


Assassins is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. It uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of men and women who attempted (successfully or otherwise) to assassinate Presidents of the United States. The music varies to reflect the popular music of the eras depicted. The musical first opened Off-Broadway in 1990, and the 2004 Broadway production won five Tony Awards.

Thirteen people have tried to kill the president of the United States. Four have succeeded. These murderers and would-be murderers are generally dismissed as maniacs and misfits who have little in common with each other, and nothing in common with the rest of us.

*Aaron Tveit has left the cast due to filming commitments Micheal Xavier is now play John Wilkes Booth




Carly Bawden as Squeaky Fromme,Stewart Clarke as Giuseppe Zangara, Simon Lipkin as The Proprietor,
Mike McShane as Samuel Byck, Harry Morrison as John Hinckley, Andy Nyman as Charles Guiteau, Jamie Parker as the Balladeer and Lee Harvey Oswald, David Roberts as Czolgosz, Melle Stewart as Emma Goldman, Catherine Tate as Sara Jane Moore,

Aaron Tveit as John Wilkes Booth,
Marc Akinfolarin , Adam Bayjou , Greg Miller Burns and Aoife Nally as Bystanders.

Musical Numbers

  • “Everybody’s Got the Right” – Proprietor and Assassins (save for Lee Harvey Oswald)
  • “The Ballad of Booth” – Balladeer and John Wilkes Booth
  • “How I Saved Roosevelt” – Guisseppe Zangara, Proprietor and Ensemble
  • “The Gun Song” – Leon Czolgosz, Booth, Charles Guiteau and Sara Jane Moore
  • “The Ballad of Czolgosz” – Balladeer and Ensemble
  • “Unworthy of Your Love” – John Hinckley and Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme
  • “The Ballad of Guiteau” – Guiteau and Balladeer
  • “Another National Anthem” – Balladeer and Assassins (save for Oswald)+
  • “November 22, 1963″ – Assassins
  • “Something Just Broke” – Ensemble ++
  • “Everybody’s Got the Right” (Reprise) – Assassins


Read More on Assassins at TheatreGold Database Here

Holding the Man on DVD Here