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Matt Smith Will Be Patrick Bateman
In a new American Psycho musical

07 October 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Since handing back the keys to the TARDIS (though he’ll be on our screens until he regenerates into Peter Capaldi this Christmas), soon to be ex-Doctor Who star Matt Smith has been striking out in very different directions. He’ll be a strange character in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut How To Catch A Monster and is now set to step into Christian Bale’s fashionable loafers for an American Psycho musical.

The Almeida Theatre in London's West End is working up the musical, with Rupert Gould directing a book written by Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’s Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and lyrics from Glee’s Duncan Sheik.

Like the Bret Easton Ellis book and, more likely Mary Harron’s 2000 film adaptation, the musical will follow the murderous mayhem of New York investment banker Patrick Bateman as he chops up rivals, prostitutes and anyone who gets in his way.

Will Huey Lewis get a look in? It’s doubtful given rights issues and the fact the musical will feature original songs.

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 are all in the ensemble, and the show runs between December 3 and January 25. If you're sitting in the first few rows, maybe wear something spatter-proof, eh?


But what do you make of the prospect?
As long as the tickets are tastefully off-white and water-marked.
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