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American Psycho

The Musical 

Power. Privilege. Psychopathy. Meet Patrick Bateman, the man with it all; the Wall Street job, the raging ego and, of course, the secret serial murders. Step into his office as this pitch black comedy enters the deranged world of an original psycho killer.

Winner of 9 Sydney Theatre Awards including Best Direction of a Musical and Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical 

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“Slick, sexy and highly disturbing.”

The Guardian


"I'm into, oh, murders and executions, mostly. It depends." - Patrick Bateman

Wall Street, 1987. Patrick Bateman and his inner circle of Manhattan’s elite are top of the food chain. They keep the high life rolling from meetings to restaurants to drug-fuelled clubs with Rolexes at the ready, business cards within reach, and bloody mayhem that’s about to boil over…

A cult classic, based on a chilling novel and film, comes to life as a musical thriller in American Psycho. Biting commentary and razor sharp wit reflect a society where image is everything, capitalism and competition reign supreme, and killer fashion is the ultimate currency. With a Walkman-worthy soundtrack featuring 80s hits like “In the Air Tonight”, and “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, do not miss this subversive and satirical pop culture experience that might just leave you breathless.

Directed by Alexander Berlage and starring Ben Gerrard as Bateman, an award winning cast and creative team return to Sydney after a sold out Hayes Theatre Co season that won nine Sydney Theatre Awards.

It’s time to revel in your dark side with American Psycho: The Musical.

Book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Music and Lyrics by Duncan Sheik
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Presented by the Sydney Opera House.

Cast and Creative Team

Cast: Ben Gerrard + more to be announced. 
Director Alexander Berlage
Choreographer Yvette Lee
Musical Director Andrew Worboys
Set Designer Isabel Hudson
Costume Designer Mason Browne
Sound Designer Nick Walker
Lighting Associate James Wallis
Producers Bradley Barrack & Spencer Bignell
Production Manager Marcus Kelson
Assistant Stage Manager Brooke Verburg

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