Rehearsal images have been released of Michael Xavier and Anna Francolini, who have joined Jamie Lloyd's production of Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

Xavier takes over from Aaron Tveit as John Wilkes Booth in Stephen Sondheim's musical, and Anna Francolini replaces Catherine Tate for two weeks as Sara Jane Moore.

The rest of the cast comprises Carly Bawden, Stewart Clarke, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Harry Morrison, Andy Nyman, Jamie Parker, David Roberts, Melle Stewart, Marc Akinfolarin, Adam Bayjou, Greg Miller Burns and Aoife Nally.

Assassins runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory until 7 March 2015.