Assassins
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559360388Publication Date:
2 Jan 1992
Size: 214mm x 137mm£14.99
First Staged:
New York, 1991; West End, 1992

Assassins

By Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman

Paperback £14.99

On Stage at:
Nottingham Playhouse
From Wed 30 Oct 2019 to Sat 16 Nov 2019

A dark and funny look at the end of the American dream - Stephen Sondheim lifts musical theatre to new heights of brilliance.

Dallas, November 22, 1963. Lee Harvey Oswald, panicking and alone, lifts a gun to his own head and prepares to die. Everyone who has tried to kill the President of the United States appears to help him change his mind. They may well succeed - these are men and women who will do anything to get famous.

Press Quotes

'nothing quite prepares you for the disturbing brilliance of Assassins'

New York Times

'Dark, demented humour, as horrifying as it is hilarious'

Associated Press

'Intelligent and thrilling musical theatre. Dazzling in its originality'

Theaterweek
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559360388Publication Date:
2 Jan 1992
Size: 214mm x 137mm£14.99

Also by Stephen Sondheim:

Sweeney Todd
Follies
Company: The Complete Revised Book and Lyrics
Pacific Overtures
Getting Away With Murder
Into the Woods
Passion
Road Show
Into the Woods (film tie-in edition)
Company (US edition)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
A Little Night Music
Sunday in the Park with George
Gypsy

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Also by John Weidman:

Pacific Overtures
Road Show

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