It seems that departing Doctor Who Matt Smith has plenty to keep himself busy now he has finished filming his final scenes on the BBC family sci-fi series, he has just been cast to play Patrick Bateman in the American Psycho musical.
According to Digital Spy the actor, who has also just finished filming How To Catch A Monster, has reportedly already begun rehearsals for the role, originally from the Hollywood movie starring Christian Bale.
The new musical, which is an adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis’s 1991 novel, will open at the Almeida Theatre, London, on December 3rd for previews, before opening to the general public on the 12th of the same month, and will run through till January 25th next year.
Starring alongside Smith will be 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, who will all preform on a set designed by Es Devlin, and costumes designed by Katrina Lindsay, choreography by Lynne Page, lighting by Jon Clark, musical direction from David Shrubsole, sound by Paul Arditti and video by Finn Ross.
If the musical, which has been adapted for stage by Roberto Aguirre Sacassa, directed by Rupert Goold with music and lyrics provided by Duncan Sheik, is received well then there are plans to take the production to the West End and even Broadway
At this point it is unknown as to whether any of the famous 80’s songs from artists such as Phil Collins and Huey Lewis and the news, that are referenced throughout the original novel will feature in the stage production.
Tickets are available via the phone (020 7359 4404), online and in person 10am to 7.30pm on Monday to Saturday for performances on Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, with Saturday matinees at 2.30pm and a number of weekday matinees during the run.
Preview prices are £8-£26 with concessions available. Prices after the press night are £10-£45, again with concessions available.
Day seats go on sale every day at 11am on day of performance in person from the box office, and concessionary tickets are available to those who live or work in the area, and under-30s (conditions apply).
Watch a preview of the original film in the clip below: