Assassins (April 2019)

The Assassins cast on stage Alasdair MacRae as Samuel Byck Zoë Most as Sara Jane Moore Richard Dalrymple as Leon Czolgosz

“If you can’t do the things you want to, then you do the things you can.”

A five-time Tony Award-winner, Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins is a darkly comic look at the men and women of American history who took their own shot at the big time — with varying degrees of deadly success. Brought together by Sondheim’s signature style and a phenomenal script by Emmy and Tony-winning writer John Weidman (Pacific Overtures, Anything Goes, Sesame Street), nine villains take aim at their President in the name of love, rage, patriotism and the promise of the American Dream.

Bold, original, and alarmingly funny, Assassins might be the most timely musical for a Western world this divided, and for a Scotland trying to grasp it all from the sidelines.