Fatal Attraction (play)

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Fatal Attraction
Fatal Attraction (play).jpg
2014 production poster
Written by James Dearden
Date premiered 25 March 2014 (2014-03-25)
Place premiered Theatre Royal Haymarket
Genre Thriller

Fatal Attraction is a 2014 play adapted from his original screenplay by James Dearden.[1] It is based on the 1987 film Fatal Attraction, and it opened in London's West End at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 25 March 2014, following previews from 8 March.[2]

Production history[edit]

Fatal Attraction is a thriller written by James Dearden[3] adapted from his original screenplay of the 1987 film Fatal Attraction.[4] The production is directed by Sir Trevor Nunn[5] and produced by Robert Fox and Patrick Ryecart.[6] Officially confirmed on 19 September 2013,[7] with tickets going on sale the following day[8] the play will begin previews on 8 March 2014,[9] before making its world premiere at the Theatre Royal Haymarket[10] on 25 March,[11] for a fifteen week run[12] booking until 21 June 2014.[13] Rehearsals for the show began on 29 January,[14] with title casting including Mark Bazeley as Dan Gallagher, Kristin Davis as Beth Gallagher and Natascha McElhone playing Alex Forrest.[15]

Principal roles and original cast[edit]

Character Original West End performer[16]
Alex Forrest Natascha McElhone[17]
Dan Gallagher Mark Bazeley[18]
Beth Gallagher Kristin Davis[18]
Joan Rogerson Jane How[18]
Jimmy Alex Lowe[18]
Ellen Gallagher Holly J Barrett, Amelia Crouch, Lois Ellington & Sophia Pettit

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fatal Attraction at Haymarket Theatre from 8 March 2014". londontheatre.co.uk. London Theatre. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sex! Revenge! Rabbits! Trevor Nunn to Direct Steamy New Stage Adaptation of Fatal Attraction". broadway.com/buzz. Broadway.Com. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Fatal Attraction and Strangers On A Train headed for the West End stage". radiotimes.com. Radio Times. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "NUNN HAS FATAL ATTRACTION". officiallondontheatre.co.uk. Official London Theatre. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Fatal Attraction heads to the West End stage". independent.co.uk. The Independent. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Fatal Attraction stage adaptation to be directed by Trevor Nunn". thestage.co.uk. The Stage. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "It's true! Fatal Attraction comes to town". twitter.com. Fatal Attraction. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Nunn directs Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, opens March 2014". whatsonstage.com. Whats On Stage. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  9. ^ ""Bunny Boiler" film Fatal Attraction to be made into stage show". mirror.co.uk. Daily Mirror. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Fatal Attraction and Strangers On A Train head to West End stage". bbc.co.uk/news. BBC News. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "'Fatal Attraction' to become a stage play, will debut in London". latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Fatal Attraction, Stage Adaptation of 1987 Film, to Premiere at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket; Trevor Nunn Directs". playbill.com. Playbill. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Trevor Nunn to Direct West End Stage Adaptation of FATAL ATTRACTION". broadwayworld.com. Broadway World. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Kristin Davis’s fatal attraction to West End". standard.co.uk. London Evening Standard. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Kristin Davis will make her West End debut alongside Mark Bazeley in Trevor Nunn’s forthcoming production of Fatal Attraction". officiallondontheatre.co.uk. Official London Theatre. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Fatal Attraction". Theatre Royal Haymarket programme: p22. June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Natascha McElhone Gets Fatal Attraction Role". news.sky.com. Sky News. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  18. ^ a b c d "Sex and the City's Kristin Davis makes West End debut in Fatal Attraction". whatsonstage.com. Whats On Stage. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 

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