This year Stephen Sondheim is celebrating
his 90th birthday and so we’re absolutely thrilled to be putting on a production of
Assassins. This is one of his most unusual works because
it explores the lives and motivations of every single person who has tried, successfully
or unsuccessfully, to assassinate a president of the United States.
So as the Americans will be preparing to elect their next president, we will be putting on
a Sondheim. It’s in fact our first Sondheim since Gypsy, which was a huge hit in 2014.
And it’ll be directed by Polly Findlay who is making her Chichester debut.