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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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Brigadoon - Meg Brockie, Drums

19:45, Thu 20th February 2020 - Wed 26th February 2020 at Globe Theatre, London

Brigadoon is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. Songs from the musical, such as "Almost Like Being in Love" have become standards. The story involves two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every hundred years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon.
The original production opened on Broadway in 1947 and ran for 581 performances. It starred David Brooks, George Keane, and Marion Bell. Brigadoon then received a West End production opening in 1949 that ran for 685 performances, and many revivals followed. A 1954 film version starred Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. A 1966 television version starred Robert Goulet and Peter Falk.

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  • Man of La Mancha - Bass

    20:15, Fri 10th April 2020 - Wed 15th April 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    Man of La Mancha is a musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh. It is adapted from Wasserman's non-musical 1959 teleplay I, Don Quixote, which was in turn…

  • Measure for Measure - Sound Designer

    20:15, Thu 21st May 2020 - Wed 27th May 2020 at Barbican Centre

    Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604. It was classified as comedy, but its mood defies those expectations. As a result and for a variety…

  • Sunday in the Park with George - Louise

    20:45, Fri 12th June 2020 - Wed 17th June 2020 at Almeida Theatre
    21:00, Fri 19th June 2020 - Wed 24th June 2020 at Almeida Theatre
    20:30, Fri 26th June 2020 - Wed 1st July 2020 at Almeida Theatre

    Sunday in the Park with George is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The musical was inspired by the painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande…

  • Sweet Charity - Flute

    20:30, Thu 25th June 2020 - Tue 30th June 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
    21:00, Thu 2nd July 2020 - Tue 7th July 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
    20:45, Thu 9th July 2020 - Tue 14th July 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon…

  • Peer Gynt - Kari

    21:00, Sat 3rd October 2020 - Wed 7th October 2020 at Random Venue 96

    Peer Gynt is a five-act play in verse by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen, loosely based on the fairy tale Per Gynt. Written in the Dano-Norwegian language, it is the most widely performed Norwegian…

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Philia

    20:30, Thu 22nd October 2020 - Mon 26th October 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    19:15, Thu 29th October 2020 - Mon 2nd November 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    14:30, Thu 5th November 2020 - Mon 9th November 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart.
    Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright…

  • The Pajama Game - Brenda

    19:45, Fri 18th December 2020 - Mon 21st December 2020 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7½ Cents by Richard Bissell. It features a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where worker…

  • The Odd Couple - Oscar Madison

    19:15, Thu 24th December 2020 - Sun 27th December 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
    19:45, Thu 31st December 2020 - Sun 3rd January 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    19:45, Thu 7th January 2021 - Sun 10th January 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    The Odd Couple is a play by Neil Simon. Following its premiere on Broadway in 1965, the characters were revived in a successful 1968 film and 1970s television series, as well as other derivative works…

  • The Lion King - Publicity Designer

    20:00, Thu 11th February 2021 - Tue 16th February 2021 at Barbican Centre

    The Lion King is a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice along with the musical score created by Hans Zimmer with choral arrange…

  • Wicked - Harspichord

    21:15, Sat 10th July 2021 - Tue 13th July 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    20:15, Sat 17th July 2021 - Tue 20th July 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    20:30, Sat 24th July 2021 - Tue 27th July 2021 at Almeida Theatre

    Wicked is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a…

  • Hair - Woof

    20:30, Thu 5th August 2021 - Sun 8th August 2021 at Barbican Centre
    20:15, Thu 12th August 2021 - Sun 15th August 2021 at Barbican Centre
    20:30, Thu 19th August 2021 - Sun 22nd August 2021 at Barbican Centre

    Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolu…

  • Follies - Costume Designer

    20:30, Thu 5th August 2021 - Wed 11th August 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    21:00, Thu 12th August 2021 - Wed 18th August 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:30, Thu 19th August 2021 - Wed 25th August 2021 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. The story concerns a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre, scheduled for demolition, of the past performers…

  • The Music Man - Percussion

    20:30, Fri 6th August 2021 - Wed 11th August 2021 at Random Venue 51

    The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer…

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