Hayes Theatre Company

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Hayes Theatre Company

American Psycho The Musical

Book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Music and Lyrics by Tony Award winning Duncan Sheik Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis

Performance and Booking Details

Date

Performances from 10 May 2019

Performances

  • Tues-Sat 7:30 pm
  • Sat & Sun 2:00 pm

Running Time

2 hours and 20 mins including interval

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Content warning: Strong language, adult themes including strong violence and sexual references. Use of theatrical haze, smoke, strobe lighting and herbal cigarettes. Parental guidance and discretion advised for patrons under the age of 16. Please get in touch with us if you have any queries.

Presented by BB-Arts & Two Doors Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Starring Ben Gerrard as Patrick Bateman, Blake Appelqvist, Erin Clare, Shannon Dooley, Eric James Gravolin, Amy Hack, Loren Hunter, Julian Kuo, Kristina McNamara, Liam Nunan, Daniel Raso

Director Alexander Berlage
Musical Director Andrew Worboys
Choreographer Yvette Lee
Set Designer Isabel Hudson
Costume Designer Mason Browne
Associate Lighting Designer James Wallis
Sound Designer Nicholas Walker
Associate Director Danielle Maas
Stage Manager Brooke Verburg
Stage Manager Lauren Tulloh
Assistant Stage Manager Michael Clark
Associate Designer Emma White

Produced by BB Arts Entertainment & Two Doors Productions
Presented by special Arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

“I’m into, oh, murders and executions, mostly. It depends.” Patrick Bateman

Based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 controversial best-selling novel American Psycho, which also inspired the 2000 film of the same name directed by Mary Harron, this bold new musical tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a young, handsome and wealthy investment banker living in epicenter of excess: Manhattan, NYC, during the Wall Street Boom of the late 1980s.

With impeccable taste and unquenchable desires, Patrick and his elite group of friends spend their days in chic restaurants, exclusive clubs and designer labels. But at night, Patrick takes part in a darker indulgence, and his glitzy, glamorous facade slips away.

With a Book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale) and Music and Lyrics by Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and featuring classic 80s hits from Phil Collins, Tears for Fears, New Order and Huey Lewis and the News, American Psycho – The Musical is a pitch black, social satire about the evil that can be done by a man with privilege and power and just how easy it is to get away with it.

AMERICAN PSYCHO – THE MUSICAL boasts an impressive Australian creative team comprising the 2018 Sydney Theatre Award Winner for Best Director of a Musical, Alexander Berlage (Cry Baby), Musical Director Andrew Worboys (Sweet Charity, Assassins), Choreographer Yvette Lee (Moonshadow), recipient of multiple Sydney Theatre Awards for Best Set Design Isabel Hudson (Cry-Baby), Costume Designer Mason Browne (Cry-Baby), and Sound Designer Nicholas Walker (Assassins, Blood Brothers).

Reviews

REVIEWS

“disturbingly sexy, then unexpectedly moving”

- USA Today

“I guess in a way, we are sort of a photo negative of Hamilton, the anti-American dream… Instead of the birth of the nation, it’s the death of the nation….”

- Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

“So Smooth, So Rich, So Ruthless”

- The New York Times

“Slick & disturbing as the 80s. Slides across its surfaces like Sondheim on K”

-  @MrJDMyatt

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