By Adam Hetrick
12 Dec 2013
|Photo by Manuel Harlan|
The musical thriller, set during the height of the 1980's era of Wall Street greed, is directed by Rupert Goold (Macbeth, King Lear, Enron). American Psycho began performances Dec. 3 and will continue through Feb. 1, 2014.
BAFTA Award-nominated "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith stars as serial killer Patrick Bateman. The cast also features Ben Aldridge, Charlie Anson, Jonathan Bailey, Katie Brayben, Cassandra Compton, Holly Dale Spencer, Susannah Fielding, Simon Gregor, Holly James, Lucie Jones, Tom Kay, Gillian Kirkpatrick, Eugene McCoy and Hugh Skinner.
American Psycho is an Almeida Theatre and Headlong co-production in association with David Johnson and Jesse Singer for Act 4 Entertainment by special arrangement with Edward R Pressman.
According to the Almeida, "Wildly controversial on publication, 'American Psycho' is now acknowledged as one of the great literary satires. In the narcissistic yuppie psychopath Patrick Bateman, writer Bret Easton Ellis created one of the most iconic antiheroes of the 20th century."