Fatal Attraction heads to the West End stage

Adaptation of Hitchcock's Strangers On A Train also coming to London

Liam O'Brien
Friday 20 September 2013 17:35
Michael Douglas and Glenn Close battle it out in Fatal Attraction
Michael Douglas and Glenn Close battle it out in Fatal Attraction

It was horrifying enough on the big screen, but now fans of erotic thriller Fatal Attraction will be able to see the infamous bunny boiling scene in person.

The 1987 film starring Glenn Close and Michael Douglas is being adapted for the West End stage by Sir Trevor Nunn. James Dearden will adapt his original screenplay for the theatre.

Fatal Attraction will open on 8 March next year at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited 15-week run.

The film, which earned $320m at the global box office, depicts the fall-out of Dan Gallagher's (Michael Douglas) affair with a psychopath named Alex (Glenn Close).

As Alex becomes obsessed with Dan, his life unravels. In the film's most memorable scene, she boils his daughter's pet rabbit on the stove. Close nabbed a Best Actress Oscar nomination for the role.

An adaptation of a second classic film, Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers On A Train, is arriving even sooner. Laurence Fox, Jack Huston and Imogen Stubbs have signed up for roles in the Robert Allan Ackerman-directed production, which will run from 2 November at the Gielgud Theatre.

Award-winning playwright Craig Warner is penning the adaptation, which is based on the 1950 Patricia Highsmith novel that inspired the film.

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