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Matt Smith Suits Up in American Psycho the Musical

Dec 6 2013 - 1:26pm

Matt Smith kicked off his first post-Doctor Who role this week, taking to the stage in London as murderous yuppie Patrick Bateman in the American Psycho musical [1], based on Brett Easton Ellis's satirical, though disturbing, take on '80s consumerism in the book of the same name. Sure, it "sounds like the worst idea for a musical in history," [2] but that's kind of why fans are so curious to see how the dark violence of the 2000 Christian Bale [3] movie translates to something as seemingly happy-go-lucky as a musical. Plus, the character considers himself something of an '80s cheesy music connoisseur, which is given a nod in the songs written by Duncan Sheik.

The show runs through February 2014 and unsurprisingly thanks to its hit star, is totally sold out [4]. If you weren't able to get tickets, or, you know, can't fly to London right now, take a peek at Matt like you've never seen him before in more official production and rehearsal photos. Oh, yes, the infamous business card scene [5] is definitely included. See the photos after the jump.


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Source: American Psycho Musical, photos by Manuel Harlan [10] and Headlong Theatre [11]

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