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AMERICAN PSYCHO paints the shocking, funny, and unsettling portrait of Patrick Bateman, a 26-year-old Manhattan investment banker serial offender with a designer lifestyle and a twisted mind.  Our staged musical adaption remains faithful to Bret Easton Ellis’ world and his satirical treatment of the materialism and greed of this era of late capitalism.

The Project

Cast: 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, Hugh Skinner, Matt Smith
Director: Rupert Goold
Book Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Composer & Lyricist: Duncan Sheik
Source Material: Bret Easton Ellis (Novel ‘American Psycho’)
Production Company: Act 4 Entertainment
London Production: Headlong Theatre Co-Production with The Almeida Theatre Company
Format: Musical Theater
Status: NOW PLAYING at The Almeida Theatre, London

The Reason

A cautionary tale set in a world focused on money, status, brands and excess; Patrick Bateman examines life devoid of meaning, lived by people who otherwise have everything.

“[American Psycho]…initiated because of my own isolation and alienation at a point in my life. I was living like Patrick Bateman. I was slipping into a consumerist kind of void that was supposed to give me confidence and make me feel good about myself but just made me feel worse and worse and worse about myself. That is where the tension of American Psycho came from…”

- Bret Easton Ellis

Press

‘American Psycho’ Musical Coming to Off Broadway

Bloody Bloody Patrick Bateman: American Psycho Comes to NYC

“…a great primer on the racket we call the free market.”

“Menacing Musical is set to make a killing… ★★★★★”

‘American Psycho’ Musical Looks Like a Bloody Hit

“BLEAKLY funny and superbly staged… ★★★★★”

“…a show that confirms the mythic power of Easton Ellis’s story and leaves us all dangerously entertained…”

“This show is a stylish feast… (Matt) Smith kills it… ★★★★★”

“Genuinely, I loved it. LOVED it. And that’s coming from an ex-banker…”

“…this skillful interpretation… built around a superb performance by Matt Smith… preserved the spirit of the novel… The result is absorbing and psychologically plausible…”

‘Doctor Who’s Matt Smith To Lead UK Musical Version Of ‘American Psycho’

From ‘Breaking Bad’ to Broadway: After TV, Stars Step to Stage

‘Doctor Who’ Star Takes a Stab at ‘American Psycho’ Musical

InDepth InterView Exclusive: Duncan Sheik On…

‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘American Psycho’ Musicals Get Starry New York Readings

Benjamin Walker and Reeve Carney Part of American Psycho Musical Workshop

‘American Psycho’ as a Musical

Rupert Goold’s Headlong Season to Include Duncan Sheik’s American Psycho Musical and New Play by Lucy Prebble

American Psycho the Musical

Benjamin Walker, Reeve Carney, et al. to Star in American Psycho Workshop

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American Psycho – Fan Backed!

Fan Backed!
A BIG THANK YOU from our American Psycho team

In April, 2013 we asked for your support… and by May 24th it was clear that you, the AMERICAN PSYCHO fans, are behind us in a real way. With your backing, we will proudly present the musical AMERICAN PSYCHO at the Almeida Theatre. This . . .

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A New Play’s Timely Commentary on American Values

A New Play’s Timely Commentary on American Values
– DIG DEEPER via The Opportunity Agenda’s Alan Jenkins

 

“the idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.” – Maya Angelou

 
Art’s great power is to transform what’s possible . . .

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