American Psycho musical thriller at Almeida Theatre

Almeida co-production with Headlong in association with David Johnson and Jesse Singer for Act 4 Entertainment presents the world premiere of American Psycho, a musical thriller, at the Almeida Theatre, an Off West End venue, in Islington, north London, from 3 Dec 2013 to 25 Jan 2014. (Public booking opens 7 May)

Directed by Rupert Goold, it has book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. It is designed by Es Devlin , lighting by Jon Clark, choreography by Lynne Page, and musical direction from David Shrubsole.

Living the high life in 1980s Manhattan, Patrick Bateman has it all – looks, money, style and status. He and his entourage buy the most expensive designer clothes, eat at the most exclusive restaurants and party at the hottest clubs. But privately, Patrick indulges in another kind of transgression. And people - including those closest to him - keep disappearing.

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