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.
Following our sell-out season of Assassins at Fortyfivedownstairs in 2013, Watch This took the show on the road for a two-week tour in October.
A black comedy that explores the dark side of manifest destiny narratives, Assassins received three Green Room nominations for its debut season. Our 2014 micro-tour was a bold experiment and one squarely aimed at offering a unique opportunity for regional venues and audiences to access a full scale production of a sophisticated musical by an outstanding cast and creative team.
Presented October 14- 25, 2014 at West Gippsland Arts Centre, Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre, Geelong Performing Arts Centre in partnership with Auspicious Arts Projects by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd.
Proudly supported by Touring Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria, Lyngala Foundation, Opera & Arts Support Group, Creative Partnerships Australia and more than fifty generous individuals.
Presented Oct 14th - Oct 25th, 2014
Featuring: Johanna Allen, Nicholas Christo, Mark Dickinson, James Millar, Luigi Lucente, Shane Nagle, Jennifer Reed, Glaston Toft, Nick Simpson-Deeks, Tod Strike, Sonya Suares, Rowan Witt, Anne Wood and Leighton Young
Musicians: Curtis Reardon, Lara Wilson and Allison Wright
Set and Costume Design: Crisanne Fox
Lighting Design: Rob Sowinski
Tour Production Manager: Meg Richardson
Stage Manager/Operator: Jenn Taylor
With thanks to Isaac Haywood (Repetiteur), James O'Donoghue (Assistant LX), Alison Huth (Props) and Mandee Everitt (Assistant Costume Design).