“I’m into, oh, murders and executions, mostly. It depends.” Patrick Bateman
Based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 controversial best-selling novel American Psycho, which also inspired the 2000 film of the same name, this bold new musical tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a young, handsome and wealthy investment banker living in epicentre of excess: Manhattan, NYC, during the Wall Street Boom of the late 1980s.
With impeccable taste and unquenchable desires, Patrick and his elite group of friends spend their days in chic restaurants, exclusive clubs and designer labels. But at night, Patrick takes part in a darker indulgence, and his glitzy, glamorous facade slips away.
With a Book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale) and Music and Lyrics by Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and featuring classic 80s hits from Phil Collins, Tears for Fears, New Order and Huey Lewis and the News, American Psycho – The Musical is a pitch-black, social satire about the evil that can be done by a man with privilege and power and just how easy it is to get away with it.
After its sold-out 2019 Hayes Theatre season and winning nine Sydney Theatre Awards, this smash-hit reimagining of American Psycho, directed by Alexander Berlage, plays at HOTA in winter 2021.
“I guess in a way, we are sort of a photo negative of Hamilton, the anti-American dream… Instead of the birth of the nation, it’s the death of the nation….” Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
“a level of funny that makes the audience scream at the fabulous too-much-ness of it” – The Australian
“At a stroke it makes most musicals seem blunt-edged” – Sydney Morning Herald
“slick, sexy and highly disturbing” – The Guardian
Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts, BB Arts Entertainment and Two Doors Productions