Assassins 2013


By Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman

Director: Tyran Parke
Musical Director: Luke Byrne

Amidst the lurid debris of a traveling carnival, a Proprietor invites nine would-be Assassins to step up to the mark and hit the target in return for a glittering prize. As he hands out guns with a glib invitation, "c'mere and kill a President", we are introduced to a collection of America's most disturbing characters from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. This killer black comedy takes a provocative lens to the dreams, distortions and delusions of nine infamous Americans.

This outstanding debut production by Watch This received three Green Room Award nominations including Best Musical Direction, Luke Byrne, and Best Supporting Actors, Matt Holly and Nick Simpson-Deeks.

Presented April 10 - 21, 2013 at Fortyfivedownstairs in partnership with Auspicious Arts Projects by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd.

Presented Apr 10th - Apr 21st, 2013 at fortyfivedownstairs

Proudly supported by Lyngala Foundation and Opera & Arts Support Group.


Featuring: Mark Dickinson, Nadine Garner, Shelli Jean Grant, Matt Holly, Nic Kyle, Martin Lane, Luigi Lucente, Shane Nagle, Jennifer Reed, Nick Simpson-Deeks, Tod Strike, Sonya Suares, Aaron Tsindos and Leighton Young
Special Guest: Matthew Cook

Musicians: Ashley Carter, Simon D'Aquino, Curtis Reardon, Allison Wright

Set and Costume Design: Crisanne Fox
Lighting Design: Rob Sowinski
Production Manager: Jenn Taylor
Stage Manager/Operator: Alison Huth