The Verdict: London Critics Review American Psycho, New Duncan Sheik-Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Musical

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13 Dec 2013

Matt Smith
Matt Smith
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American Psycho, the world-premiere musical by Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening composer Duncan Sheik and playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the 1991 Bret Easton Ellis novel, opened Dec. 12 at London's Almeida Theatre.

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 has music and lyrics by Sheik (Spring Awakening) and a book by Aguirre-Sacasa (Spider-Man, "Glee"). BAFTA Award-nominated "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith stars as serial killer Patrick Bateman in the production that will continue through Feb. 1, 2014.

The critics have filed their reviews, and has collected them for our readers. will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

The Arts Desk

The Daily Mail

The Daily Mirror

The Evening Standard

The Guardian

London Theatre Guide

The Independent

The Telegraph



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Matt Smith (Patrick Bateman) and Jonathan Bailey (Tim Price)
Photo by Manuel Harlan