Homegrown musical superstar David Campbell stars in Hayes Theatre Co’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical “Assassins”. “Assassins” combines Sondheim’s signature blend of stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of the culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, “Assassins” is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written.
From 15 September, Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point. 8065 7337. hayestheatre.com.au
David Campbell as John Wilkes Booth in “Assassins”. Photo: Johnny Diaz Nicolaidis, artwork by Jeff van de Zandt.