Assassins


Over the last 152 years, 9 Americans have tried to kill - no, assassinate - 8 American presidents, only 4 of them successfully. Tells us the story of these ambitious, deluded, passionate, desperate people.
Assassins at Pleasance - Islington

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Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: Pleasance - Islington
Started: Tuesday 20 March 2018
Closed: Sunday 8 April 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Synopsis


"You wanna shoot a president?"


Over the last 152 years, 9 Americans have tried to kill - no, assassinate - 8 American presidents, only 4 of them successfully.


Why?


Sondheim's Assassins tells us the story of these ambitious, deluded, passionate, desperate people who believed that the solution to their problems was to shoot the guy in charge.


From the composer of Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Follies and Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim's Assassins comes to the Pleasance Theatre, Islington for a limited 3-week run.


Sondheim's charming score goes to dark, bold and hysterical places showing us people who made history by simply pulling a trigger …


"When you kill a president, it isn't murder.


Murder is a tawdry little crime, born of greed, lust, or liquor.


Adulterers and shopkeepers get murdered.


But when a President gets killed, when Julius Caesar got killed … he was assassinated."


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Carpenters Mews
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London N7 9EF

Box office tel: 020 7609 1800

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 20 March 2018

Closes:Sunday 8 April 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 2-30pm

Sunday - 5-00pm


Tickets


Standard:
£18

Concessions:
£16

Creatives


Author: John Weidman
Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim

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