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Assassins (Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society / Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

Using the format of a fairground shooting game, ‘Assassins’ explores the lives and motives of nine infamous figures who attempted to assassinate various US Presidents. There were some strong cast members, such as Genevieve Gaunt, as hippy chick Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme, and Martha May Bennett, playing the ditsy Sarah Jane Moore, who were as strong in their own scenes as they were together, bringing the clever dialogue and songs to life. Comparatively, some performers seemed to lack energy, but this could be down to the fact the these two parts had some very witty script to work with. The plot was interesting but its portrayal sometimes lacked cohesion and was thus a little hard to follow. Overall, an enjoyable musical, especially for all you American history buffs out there.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 23 Aug (not 18), 2.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Victoria Beardwood]