“Everybody’s got the right to be happy.” But what if that means assassinating the President of the United States of America?
This April, the Brookside Theatre brings Sondheim’s Tony award-winning musical, ASSASSINS, to Romford’s theatre.
Referred to as “the most controversial musical ever written”, ASSASSINS is a surprisingly witty and moving theatrical tour-de-force with intelligently brilliant lyrics and extraordinarily beautiful music.
Produced by the theatre’s award-winning team that brought you A Christmas Carol and Little Shop Of Horrors, this dazzling production gives new meaning to the phrase “killer musical” as it delves into the lives, loves and lunacy of nine people who assassinated – or attempted to assassinate – the most powerful man on Earth, some with greater degrees of success than others, but all sharing in the desire to pull the trigger in twisted pursuit of that illusive American Dream.
Generally dismissed as maniacs and misfits, this group of murderers and would-be killers have little in common with each other and nothing in common with the rest of us… or do they? Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music combine to create a disturbingly dark musical comedy not to be missed.
Bold, original and disturbing; it is also a comedic exploration of the human psyche.
“That’s the first thing I hear from people — that a musical about assassinations cannot possibly be funny,” said director, Jai Sepple. “In fact, it’s very funny,” he continues. “Albeit it is a dark, thought-provoking piece of theatre, it is also filled with quirky and off-beat historical characters meaning that the audience doesn’t get too drawn in to the darkness of the subject matter”
“We are truly excited to be presenting this show as it is rarely produced in the UK and we have been granted special permission by Stephen Sondheim himself to perform the show here in Romford”
ASSASSINS runs from Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th April 2019 at 8.00pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.00pm.
Tickets £18.00 with £15.00 concessions.
To book please visit www.brooksidetheatre.com or call the box office on 01708 755775