Doctor Who's Matt Smith to star in new American Psycho musical

Doctor Who's Matt Smith to star in new American Psycho musical

Updated On: May 1, 2018
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    Doctor Who star Matt Smith is to star in the new musical based on Bret Easton Ellis' book AMERICAN PSYCHO at the Almeida Theatre.

    Set in 1980S Manhattan during the Wall Street boom, Smith will make his musical theatre debut as the wealthy, young handsome investment banker, Patrick Bateman. The musical will open on 3 December, with press night 12 December, running until 25 January 2014.

    Smith is best known as the eleventh Doctor Who. A former member of National Youth Theatre, his credits include That Face (Duke Of York’s), Fresh Kills (Royal Court), The History Boys (National) and Swimming with Sharks (Vaudeville).

    Other cast members include Ben Aldridge (The Lyons), Katie Brayben (Mamma Mia!), Cassandra Compton (Wicked), Holly Dale Spencer (Kiss Me, Kate), Susannah Fielding (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Simon Gregor (To Kill A Mockingbird), Holly James (The Bodyguard), Lucie Jones (Les Misérables), Gillian Kirkpatrick (Billy Elliot The Musical) and Eugene McCoy (Jersey Boys). The ensemble is completed by Charlie Anson, Jonathan Bailey, Tom Kay and Hugh Skinner.

    Rupert Goold will direct AMERICAN PSYCHO, which has a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik. The production will have set design by Es Devlin, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, choreography by Lynne Page, lighting by Jon Clark, with musical direction by David Shrubsole, sound by Paul Arditti and video by Finn Ross.

    The 2000 film of the same name starred Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Samantha Mathis, Chloë Sevigny, Justin Theroux and Reese Witherspoon.

    Stay tuned for further news on AMERICAN PSYCHO the musical at the Almeida Theatre!