The Absence of War

6th Feb 2015 - 25th Apr 2015

Book Tickets

The Nether

17th Jul 2014 - 25th Apr 2015

Book Tickets

1984

13th Sep 2013 - 25th Oct 2014

Book Tickets

Close
Close

American Psycho

Headphones with a red substance dripping from them and the text 'American Psycho A New Musical Thriller'.

Book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. Directed by Rupert Goold.

A co-production with the Almeida Theatre in association with David Johnson and Jesse Singer for Act 4 Entertainment by special arrangement with Edward R. Pressman.

World Premiere

A new musical thriller

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.

Rupert Goold directs this musical adaptation, from the composer of Spring Awakening, which casts Patrick Bateman centre stage as an anti-hero for our time.

Headlong, the Almeida Theatre and Act 4 Entertainment bring Bret Easton Ellis’s iconic novel to the stage for the first time, its satirical commentary on capitalism resonating as strongly now as it did two decades ago.

Headlong's allocation of tickets for American Psycho has now sold out.

A limited number of day seats will be available to all at 11am on the day of a performance from 13 December to the end of the run.

 A co-production with the Almeida Theatre in association with David Johnson and Jesse Singer for Act 4 Entertainment by special arrangement with Edward R. Pressman.

  • There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory
  • and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there.