Last night, on 25th March 2014, the world stage premiere of James Dearden’s Fatal Attraction opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, directed by Trevor Nunn. With a cast led by Natascha McElhone as Alex Forrest with Mark Bazeley as Dan Gallagher and Kristin Davis as his wife Beth, Fatal Attraction is booking to 21st June 2014. Designs are by Rob Jones with lighting by Paul Pyant and sound by Paul Groothuis.
Guests included Adowa Aboah, Saffron Aldridge, Laura Bailey, Jack Bannon, Jamie Blackley, Alice Brudenell-Bruce, Sol Campbell, Alfonso Cuaron, Bryan Ferry, James Fox, Bella Freud, Stephen Fry, Tierney Gearon, Jeanne Marine Geldof, Gala Gordon, Sheherazade Goldsmith, Richard E Grant, Natasha Grenfell, Nicky Haslam, Scarlett King, Meelia Kreiling, Nigella Lawson, Paul McGuinness, Danny Moynihan, Rosamund Pike, Anneka Rice, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Pamela Stephenson Connolly, George Waud and Amy Wren.
The cast of Fatal Attraction: Natascha McElhone as Alex Forrest, Mark Bazeley as Dan Gallagher, Kristin Davis as Beth Gallagher, Jane How as Joan, Alex Lowe as Jimmy, Nana Amoo-Gottfried as Detective Miller, Hannah Bourne as Real Estate Agent, Naomi Capron as Martha, Jonathan Forbes as Lieutenant O’Rourke, Gerard Gilroy as Removal Man, Stephen Omer as Sergeant, Holly J Barrett, Sophia Pettit, Lois Ellington and Amelia Crouch alternate the role of Ellen Gallagher and ensemble members are Miranda Keeling, Harry Long, and Angela Phinnimore.
This story of obsession and revenge explores how a chance meeting in a bar and a casual encounter quickly becomes a living nightmare for Dan Gallagher, a successful New York lawyer, and his young family. After spending one weekend with the gorgeous Alex Forrest, he assumes he can just walk away, but Alex is a woman who refuses to be ignored. She pursues Dan and his family with terrifying consequences.
Fatal Attraction is produced by Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions, Robert Fox and Patrick Ryecart.
Photograph credits: Dan Wooller
Theatre Royal Haymarket
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Content updated 17th April 2014