American Psycho Musical To Premiere In London 2013

Show will run from 3 December until 25 January

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American Psycho The Musical will premiere in London on 3 December, a spokesman for Almeida Theatre has confirmed.

Bret Easton Ellis' infamous novel American Psycho has been adapted to create a disturbing musical exploring the psyche of Wall Street Banker turned sadistic serial killler Patrick Bateman.

Fans of the 1991 book have been awaiting a date for the musical's opening for months now and it's finally been confirmed the play will premiere in London on 3 December, closing shortly after on 25 January.

 Christian Bale starred in the movie adaptation of the sensational novel (WENN 200413)

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the American playwright behind smash hit TV series Glee, will produce the show with talented Briton Rupert Goold as director.

American singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik has created the music for the show after gaining plaudits for his work on Spring Awakening.

The musical will explore the 1980s banking boom, following Wall Street yuppie Patrick Bateman, an obsessive materialist, on his journey from investment banker to serial killer.

The musical will no doubt cause controversy as the book sent shockwaves through America upon its release in 1991. Scenes involving sex, drugs and torture disgusted and fascinated readers in equal measure, leading to the book's Hollywood adaptation starring Batman actor Christian Bale in 2000.

Wondering why the US centric project is coming to London? Producer Jesse Singer has explained that the team behind the musical want the play to be where Goold is based and run at the Almeida Theatre where he is greatly respected. Should all go well, Broadway will undoubtedly be next on the agenda!

Alec Baldwin's latest Broadway project Orphans opened this week, with Sienna Miller and Debbie Harry among the star-studded audience:

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Sienna Miller attends the Orphans opening night, April 18 (Photo: Splash News)