American Psycho quotes to be brought to life in stage show

Posted on 25 April 2012
By Pierce King
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Cult movie American Psycho, starring Christian Bale as the murderous sociopath Patrick Bateman is set to be transformed into an all singing and dancing musical for the London stage.

Bret Easton Ellis’ novel about the investment banker – with a penchant for fine tailoring, skin care and subtle off white business cards – turned serial killer was produced as a movie in 2000 and became a favourite with male fans reciting the classic quotes.

The stage version will be produced by the Headlong Theatre Company, which made Enron, the acclaimed play about corporate greed.

The show will be directed by Headlong’s artistic director Rupert Goold, with music and lyrics by the Grammy and Tony award winner Duncan Sheik.

Lets hope they have a section where you can quote a long with the action and perhaps even get Huey Lewis And The News in the music pit – how busy can they be?

London-based Headlong said the stage production for American Psycho had been in development for a number of years, but that no casting had taken place and the venue had not been confirmed.