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Aaron Tveit makes UK debut in Assassins

Published 3 October 2014

Aaron Tveit will make his UK stage debut alongside Catherine Tate and Andy Nyman in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory this winter.

The Stephen Sondheim musical will play as part of the London Bridge venue’s 10 year anniversary season from 21 November to 7 March.

Tony Award nominee Tveit, who appeared in the hit 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables, joins newly announced cast members Jamie Parker, Stewart Clarke and Harry Morrison in the production.

One of the original stars of The History Boys, Parker returns to the London stage following his performance in 2012’s Henry V at Shakespeare’s Globe. The UK Theatre Award nominee, who has just received a nod for his role in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Guys And Dolls, is reunited with his Guys And Dolls co-star Morrison for Assassins. Morrison’s other stage credits include The Sound Of Music and Crazy For You at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Last seen on stage in last month’s The Return Of The Soldier at the Jermyn Street Theatre, Clarke’s London theatre credits include Olivier Award nominated musical Loserville and Grease 2 tribute concert Cool Rider Live.

Marc Akinfolarin, Greg Miller Burns and Melle Stewart also join the Assassins cast, which already includes Tate, Nyman, Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane and David Roberts.

Featuring songs including Everybody’s Got The Right, Another National Anthem and How I Saved Roosevelt, the Tony Award-winning musical takes a look at the 13 individuals who throughout history have tried – and in some cases succeeded – to assassinate the President of the United States. It questions society’s perception of these criminals as maniacs or misfits who have little in common with either each other or the rest of us and dares to suggest something entirely different.

Assassins follows the Menier’s previous festive period hits , which have included Sunday In the Park With George, La Cage Aux Folles, A Little Night Music, Merrily We Roll Along and 2013’s Candide.

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