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John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth was a famous American stage actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865. Booth was a member of the prominent 19th century Booth theatrical family from Maryland and, by the 1860s, was a well-known actor. He was also a Confederate sympathizer, vehement in his denunciation of Lincoln, and strongly opposed the abolition of slavery in the United States.
Booth and a group of co-conspirators originally plotted to kidnap Lincoln, but later planned to kill him, Vice President Andrew Johnson, and Secretary of State William H. Seward in a bid to help the Confederacy's cause. Although Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia had surrendered four days earlier, Booth believed the American Civil War was not yet over because Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston's army was still fighting the Union Army. Of the conspirators, only Booth was completely successful in carrying out his respective part of the plot. After Booth shot him once in the back of the head, Lincoln died the next morning. Seward was severely wounded but recovered. Vice-President Johnson was never attacked at all.

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John Wilkes Booth is preparing for

  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Publicity Designer

    20:45, Sat 23rd October 2021 - Thu 28th October 2021 at London Palladium
    20:15, Sat 30th October 2021 - Thu 4th November 2021 at London Palladium
    18:30, Sat 6th November 2021 - Thu 11th November 2021 at London Palladium

    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a musical by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, based on Shepherd Mead's 1952 book of the same name. The story…

  • The Sound of Music - Sound Designer

    19:45, Sat 4th December 2021 - Tue 7th December 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:15, Sat 11th December 2021 - Tue 14th December 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    11:30, Sat 18th December 2021 - Tue 21st December 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of…

  • Oklahoma! - Carpenter

    20:00, Fri 7th January 2022 - Tue 11th January 2022 at Royal Opera House, London

    Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs. Set in Oklahoma…

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Set Designer

    19:15, Sun 23rd January 2022 - Thu 27th January 2022 at Barbican Centre

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1962 play by Edward Albee. It examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. After a university faculty party, they receive an…

  • Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes - Roy Cohn

    19:30, Sat 29th January 2022 - Thu 3rd February 2022 at Crucible Theatre

    Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning play in two parts by American playwright Tony Kushner. The two parts of the play are separately presentable and enti…

  • Antigone - Production Electrician

    20:00, Sun 13th March 2022 - Thu 17th March 2022 at Random Venue 78

    Antigone is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before 441 BC. Chronologically, it is the third of the three Theban plays but was written first. The play expands on the Theban legend that predated it…

  • Spamalot - Stage Manager

    18:00, Sun 19th June 2022 at Random Venue 16
    20:30, Mon 20th June 2022 at Random Venue 78
    21:00, Thu 23rd June 2022 at Savoy Theatre
    20:30, Sat 25th June 2022 at The Old Vic
    21:00, Mon 27th June 2022 at Random Venue 24
    15:45, Tue 28th June 2022 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    11:30, Fri 1st July 2022 at Noël Coward Theatre
    20:30, Mon 4th July 2022 at Globe Theatre, London

    Monty Python's Spamalot is a musical comedy "lovingly ripped off from" the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it diff…

  • Jesus Christ Superstar - Technical Director

    20:30, Sun 19th June 2022 - Thu 23rd June 2022 at Haymarket Theatre

    Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical…

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