ADC Theatre
Tue 13 - Sat 17 February
Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society

Assassins

Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman

‘And all you have to do is squeeze your little finger.
Ease your little finger – you can change the world.’

A darkly humorous blend of fiction and history, conspiracy and truth, Stephen Sondheim's Assassins depicts the disturbing lives of the nine individuals who have attempted to or successfully assassinated American Presidents.

Feeling betrayed by the broken promises of their ideal nation, they decide to strike out against its ultimate symbol: the President. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, the rules of time and place are bent as these disillusioned misfits meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the 'American Dream'.

This funny yet unnerving 'revusical' combines lyrical ingenuity with multiple musical styles to explore the perverse motivations and characters behind these history-defining acts.

Times

Tue 13 February at 7:45pm
Wed 14 February at 7:45pm
Thu 15 February at 7:45pm
Fri 16 February at 7:45pm
Sat 17 February at 7:45pm

Duration

120 minutes

Venue

ADC Theatre

Tickets

Tue £9-£12, Wed/Thu £11-£14, Fri/Sat £11-£15

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Tickets

13 February 7:45pm – 9:45pm approx 7:45pm – 9:45pm approx Buy tickets
14 February 7:45pm – 9:45pm approx 7:45pm – 9:45pm approx Buy tickets
15 February 7:45pm – 9:45pm approx 7:45pm – 9:45pm approx Buy tickets
16 February 7:45pm – 9:45pm approx 7:45pm – 9:45pm approx Buy tickets
17 February 7:45pm – 9:45pm approx 7:45pm – 9:45pm approx Buy tickets