Controversial psychological thriller Fatal Attraction is heading to the stage, with Kym Marsh (Coronation Street) playing Alex Forrest, the role made famous onscreen by Glenn Close.
Also cast is Dan Gallagher, as her lover, and Susie Amy (Footballers’ Wives) his wife, Beth. James Dearden has adapted his Oscar-nominated screenplay for the stage.
The new production is directed by Loveday Ingram and features set and costume design by Morgan Large, lighting design by Jack Knowles, sound design by Carolyn Downing. Paul Englishby is the show’s composer.
Director Loveday Ingram describes the play as “a gripping, fast-paced psychological thriller that deals with complicated issues of consent, trust and responsibility. The play asks some difficult questions.” Intriguingly he suggests contemporary audiences will respond differently to the character of Alex, as awareness of mental health issues has progressed significantly since the eighties.
James Dearden has adapted his Oscar-nominated screenplay for the stage…
Fatal Attraction was one of 1987’s highest-grossing US Box Office releases, securing six Oscar nominations, including Best Actress for Glenn Close, Best Supporting Actress (Anne Archer), Best Writing Adapted Screenplay (James Dearden), Best Director (Adrian Lyne), Best Editing, and Best Picture. The movie is credited with spawning a subgenre of psychosexual thrillers.
The 2022 Fatal Attraction tour opens at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, January 14. It continues through to May 7. Kym Marsh plays the role of Alex Forrest through to March 5. For full details of the tour dates and ticket availability click here.
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