Michael Xavier and Anna Francolini
Michael Xavier and Anna Francolini
© Dan Wooller

Anna Francolini and Michael Xavier will join the cast of Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 10 February 2015.

The pair will replace Aaron Tveit, who is departing due to filming commitments and Catherine Tate, who will be out of the show for two weeks before returning to complete the run.

Jamie Lloyd's production of Stephen Sondheim's musical opened last year, and runs until 7 March.

Anna Francolini has theatre credits including Our Town (Almeida Theatre), The Day We Sang, A View From the Bridge (Royal Exchange) and Mare Rider (Arcola Theatre). Michael Xavier has appeared in The Pajama Game (Shaftesbury Theatre), The Sound of Music, Into the Woods (Open Air Theatre) and Soho Cinders (Soho Theatre).

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.