Assassins

By David Pownall.

A series of plays exploring the minds of three of history's most celebrated killers.

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01The Virgin Knife19990225

By David Pownall.

A series of plays exploring the minds of three of history's most celebrated killers.On 13 July 1793, Charlotte Corday, a young woman from Caen in Normandy, travelled to PARIS with the sole intention of killing Jean Paul Marat while he sat in his bath.

What drove her to such extremes? With Samantha Bond and Gerard Murphy.

Director Eoin O'callaghan

02A Mere Five Thousand Pounds19990304

In May 1812, as Napoleon's armies massed on the RUSSIAn borders, the aggrieved John Bellingham, a LIVERPOOL timber merchant, entered the House of Commons and shot dead the then prime minster Spencer Perceval.

With David Horovitch as John Bellingham.

03 LASTSic Semper Tyrannis19990311

David Pownall recreates the events of 14 April 1865, when 30 minutes into the performance of `Our American Cousin', in the Ford Theater, Washington, John Wilkes Booth entered President Abraham Lincoln's state box and shot him dead.

With Nathan Osgood and Carlos Antonio.

Director Eoin O'callaghan