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Book: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark; Glee)

Music and Lyrics: Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening)

Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis

Director: Rupert Goold (Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre; Enron)


Obligatory disclaimer: I have neither read the book nor seen the film so I have no point of reference for this piece.  I debated reading the novel before seeing the musical, but I never got around to it – plus I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to have the source material so fresh in the mind.

I booked this before the casting was announced on the basis that a show about a psychopath might appeal to my husband, who doesn’t really enjoy musicals.  He raised an eyebrow when I told him that Matt Smith (Doctor Who) had been cast as Patrick Bateman and then sat back smugly whilst the Twitter-verse worked itself into a frenzy over their inability to get tickets.

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