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Assassins at the Watermill and Nottingham Playhouse casting announced

The killer musical is making a comeback

Peter Dukes, Alex Mugnaioni and Evelyn Hoskins
Peter Dukes, Alex Mugnaioni and Evelyn Hoskins
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Initial casting has been announced for the upcoming revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins, which is co-produced by Nottingham Playhouse and The Watermill in Newbury.

Alex Mugnaioni will be playing John Wilkes Booth, while Peter Dukes takes the role of Leon Czolgosz. Evelyn Hoskins has been cast as Lynette ‘Squeaky' Fromme, along with Jack Quarton as John Hinckley.

Ned Rudkins-Stow will be playing Lee Harvey Oswald, Joey Hickman will be playing The Proprietor and Phoebe Fildes will be playing Emma Goldman. The ensemble will feature Grace Lancaster, Matthew James Hinchliffe and Simon Oskarsson, with further casting to be revealed.

The production is directed by Bill Buckhurst, who directed Sweet Charity at Nottingham Playhouse, with design by Simon Kenny and musical supervision and arrangements by Catherine Jayes.

The actor-musician production, about a group of individuals in history who try to assassinate the President of the United States, runs at the Watermill from 26 September to 26 October and then transfers to Nottingham where it runs from 30 October to 16 November.