Jack Ellis   Michael Cantwell

Henry Goodman   Paul Harrhy

Ciaran Hinds   Kevin Walton

Louise Gold   David Firth

Anthony Barclay   Paul Bentley

Sue Kelvin   Cathryn Bradshaw

 

Music and Lyrics by

Stephen Sondheim


Book  by John Weidman

Directed by Sam Mendes

 

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Rated by Jorge: +++++

 

A Strange Subject

A musical about the assassins responsible for the death of several American presidents, might had seem an odd idea, but it worked. With a good book by John Weidman and songs by Stephen Sondheim, this is indeed a dark musical. People may think this was a boring and heavy play, but they couldn't  have been more wrong. This is a powerful and controversial show, that never looses it's sense of humor. 

A Perfect Cast

All the actors were so wonderful that was impossible to distinguished one of them. At the end ,the entire audience stood up and couldn't stop applauding them.

A Dark Score

Heard on a CD recorder this Sondheim score is one of his most difficult works, but live on stage it had an all new dimension that turns it into a great piece of musical composing. The numbers "Gun Song", "The Ballad of Guiteau" and "How I Saved Roosevelt" were absolutely fabulous. 

A Director Named Sam Mendes

Being the artistic director  of  the restored London's Donmar Warehouse, Sam Mendes couldn't have choose a better way to opened the theatre. As a musical, "Assassins" didn't had any dance numbers but, thanks to Mendes brilliant direction, the show had a constant rhythm always grabbing our attention and enthusiasm.