The Verdict: Critics Review Stephen Sondheim's Assassins, Starring Aaron Tveit, at London's Menier Chocolate Factory

The Verdict   The Verdict: Critics Review Stephen Sondheim's Assassins, Starring Aaron Tveit, at London's Menier Chocolate Factory
 
A new production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins, which premiered at Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons in 1990 and received its British premiere at the Donmar Warehouse in 1992, officially opened at London's Menier Chocolate Factory Dec. 1, following previews that began Nov. 21. 
Aaron Tveit made his London stage debut in Stephen Sondheim's <I>Assassins</I> at Menier Chocolate Factory
Aaron Tveit made his London stage debut in Stephen Sondheim's Assassins at Menier Chocolate Factory Nobby Clark

The production is booking through March 7, 2015.

Jamie Lloyd directs a cast that includes Broadway actor Aaron Tveit as John Wilkes Booth, Carly Bawden as Squeaky Fromme, Stewart Clarke as Giuseppe Zangara, Simon Lipkin as The Proprietor, Mike McShane as Samuel Byck, Harry Morrison as John Hinckley, Andy Nyman as Charles Guiteau, Jamie Parker as the Balladeer and Lee Harvey Oswald, David Roberts as Czolgosz, Melle Stewart as Emma Goldman, Catherine Tate as Sara Jane Moore, Marc Akinfolarin, Adam Bayjou, Greg Miller Burns and Aoife Nally as Bystanders.

The production is designed by Sutra Gilmour, with lighting by Neil Austin and sound by Gregory Clarke. The choreographer is Chris Bailey, and musical supervisor and director is Alan Williams. Orchestrations are by Bruce Coughlin.

The critics have filed their reviews, and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers.

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