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Assassins


  • Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point Sydney (map)
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Every now and then, a madman’s bound to come along...

Sondheim & Weidman’s multi Tony Award-winning musical springs to life for a strictly limited season, with David Campbell and Bobby Fox leading the charge. Returning after its smash hit 2017 Hayes Theatre Company season, this is a rare chance to experience white hot satire at its lyrical finest.

Gathering in a dazzling, abandoned fairground shooting gallery, a group of time travelling misfits pulls the trigger on America’s twin obsessions - guns and power. Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wilkes Booth, John Hinckley Jr et al. are bound together by their uniquely subverted versions of the American Dream: to shoot the President of the United States. 

Almost frighteningly topical, this escapist commentary is Sondheim at his dryly witty best. You can’t say you’re a true musical theatre fan until you’ve seen this show. 

Presented by Sydney Opera House.