Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and The Watermill Theatre present


Wednesday 30 October - Saturday 16 November 2019

Theatre - Tickets: £45 - £10.50

Age guide: 14+


“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.

Find out about performance content, triggers and advisories here.

Music by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman

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


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


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

Schools Tickets

School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased.
Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Musical Theatre Masterclass available, please contact for more information.

Groups Tickets

Groups of 10 or more can save up to 20% on tickets (subject to availability). Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.


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.

Find out more on our Access page

An extra £1.50 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.
(Free of charge for Playhouse Pass members)

Want to see it all? Find out more about our Playhouse Saver offer here.

Dates & Times

Assassins - Wed 30 Oct 7:30pm Wed 30 Oct Theatre 7:30pm Preview £35.50 - £16.00
Assassins - Thu 31 Oct 7:00pm Thu 31 Oct Theatre 7:00pm Press Night £45 - £12.50
Assassins - Fri 1 Nov 7:30pm Fri 1 Nov Theatre 7:30pm £45 - £12.50
Assassins - Sat 2 Nov 7:30pm Sat 2 Nov Theatre 7:30pm £45 - £12.50
Assassins - Tue 5 Nov 7:30pm Tue 5 Nov Theatre 7:30pm £45 - £12.50
Assassins - Wed 6 Nov 7:30pm Wed 6 Nov Theatre 7:30pm £45 - £12.50
Assassins - Thu 7 Nov 1:30pm Thu 7 Nov Theatre 1:30pm £43 - £10.50
Assassins - Thu 7 Nov 7:30pm Thu 7 Nov Theatre 7:30pm Post Show Talk £45 - £12.50
Assassins - Fri 8 Nov 7:30pm Fri 8 Nov Theatre 7:30pm £45 - £12.50
Assassins - Sat 9 Nov 2:30pm Sat 9 Nov Theatre 2:30pm £43 - £10.50
Assassins - Sat 9 Nov 7:30pm Sat 9 Nov Theatre 7:30pm £45 - £12.50
Assassins - Tue 12 Nov 7:30pm Tue 12 Nov Theatre 7:30pm £45 - £12.50
Assassins - Wed 13 Nov 7:30pm Wed 13 Nov Theatre 7:30pm £45 - £12.50
Assassins - Thu 14 Nov 7:30pm Thu 14 Nov Theatre 7:30pm Audio Described Performance £45 - £12.50
Assassins - Fri 15 Nov 7:30pm Fri 15 Nov Theatre 7:30pm Sign Interpreted £45 - £12.50
Assassins - Sat 16 Nov 2:30pm Sat 16 Nov Theatre 2:30pm Captioned Performance Audio Described Performance £43 - £10.50
Assassins - Sat 16 Nov 7:30pm Sat 16 Nov Theatre 7:30pm £45 - £12.50


The Stage
‘a showcase for a superb cast’
‘Sara Poyzer’s Sara Jane Moore is a frazzled, ditzy delight’
‘absolutely bursting with talent’

What’s On Stage
‘this rich revival is perfectly timed.’
‘laugh-out-loud funny, deeply thought-provoking’
‘Jack Quarton is frighteningly convincing’

The Guardian
‘punchy, dangerous and downright brave’
Bill Buckhurst ‘has done a stellar job’

Morning Star
‘an unerringly excellent production’

Musical Theatre Review
‘a truly thrilling piece of theatre….Directed with flair and pace’
‘a celebration of what great theatre is about.’

A Spy in the Stalls

One Minute Theatre Reviews
‘an entertaining performance that hits the target.’
‘a fast moving, slick production’


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