New stage production of FATAL ATTRACTION to tour in 2022
LOVEDAY INGRAM TO DIRECT BRAND-NEW STAGE PRODUCTION OF THE ORIGINAL 'BUNNY BOILER' MOVIE
Smith and Brant Theatricals and Ambassador Theatre Group Productions are today delighted to announce a new production of Fatal Attraction, based on the classic Paramount Pictures Corporation film.
The thrilling new play will embark on a major UK Tour in 2022, opening at the Brighton Theatre Royal on Tuesday 14th January 2022, before touring to Theatre Royal, Newcastle; King’s Theatre, Edinburgh; Theatre Royal, Bath; Theatre Royal, Nottingham; Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham;
New Theatre, Cardiff; Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham; Richmond Theatre, Richmond; Royal and Derngate, Northampton; Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury; Theatre Royal, Glasgow and York, Grand Opera House.
Fatal Attraction is the latest grip-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller from the producers of the acclaimed tours of Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight and Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train. Fatal Attraction is written by James Dearden, who based the stage play on his Oscar-nominated screenplay, which in turn was adapted from his 1980 short film, Diversion. Loveday Ingram will direct the production with a full casting announcement to follow.
One of the most iconic films of the era, Fatal Attraction was one of 1987’s highest grossing US Box Office release, securing six major Oscar nominations at the following year’s Academy Awards, including: Best Actress for Glenn Close’s mesmerising depiction of urbane sophisticate Alex Forrest, Best Supporting Actress (Anne Archer), Best Writing Adapted Screenplay (James Dearden), Best Director (Adrian Lyne), Best Editing, and Best Picture. Michael Douglas – at the peak of his Hollywood powers – was omitted from the list only as he was nominated elsewhere in the
Best Actor category for his role as Gordon ‘greed is good’ Gecko in Wall Street, which he went on to win. Fatal Attraction’s success was such that the film inspired a generation of psychosexual thrillers in the years that followed.
When happily married New York attorney Dan Gallagher, meets charming editor Alex Forrest on a night out in the city, they both commit to a night of passion they can’t take back. Dan returns home to his family and tries to forget the mistake he has made, but Alex has different ideas. Dan’s about to discover that love is a dangerous game, and Alex has only one rule; you play fair with her, and she’ll play fair with you.
Loveday Ingram trained with John Barton at the RSC and was previously Associate Director at Chichester Festival Theatre. Loveday’s credits include: The Rover, The Merchant of Venice (Royal Shakespeare Company); Henry V, Julius Caesar (Storyhouse); Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Liverpool Playhouse/National Centre for the Performing Arts, China); My One and Only (Piccadilly Theatre/Chichester). Nominated for 4 Olivier Awards and Evening Standard Award); The Blue Room (also Chichester), When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Bedroom Farce (Aldwych Theatre); Three Sisters, Pal Joey (nominated for TMA and Barclay Best Musical Awards), Dead Funny, Insignificance (Chichester Festival Theatre); Macbeth (Theatre Severn); Richard III (Nottingham Playhouse/York Theatre Royal); These Shining Lives (Park Theatre); Rockabye (Beckett Centenary Festival/Gate Theatre Dublin/Barbican); Boston Marriage, Hysteria (Irish Times Award) (Project Theatre Dublin); Outlying Islands, Lettice and Lovage (Bath Theatre Royal); The Messiah (National Theatre of Brent/Bush Theatre). Opera credits include All About Love (Linbury Studio); Brittain’s Rape of Lucrece (BAC) and Barber’s Vanessa (Lyric Hammersmith). Music Video includes This Time It’s Forever (Women’s Aid).
Tipped to be provocative and gripping in equal measures, Fatal Attraction is a tale of seduction and suspense that asks the question; what happens when desire becomes deadly?
2022 Fatal Attraction Tour
Fri 14 – Sat 22 Jan / Box Office: 0844 871 7650
Theatre Royal, Brighton / www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton
Mon 24 – Sat 29 Jan / Box Office: 08448 11 21 21
Theatre Royal, Newcastle / www.theatreroyal.co.uk
Mon 31 Jan – Sat 5 Feb / Box Office: 0131 5296000
King’s Theatre, Edinburgh / www.capitaltheatres.com
Mon 7 – Sat 12 Feb / Box Office: 01225 448815
Theatre Royal, Bath / www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Mon 14 – Sat 19 Feb / Box Office: 0844 871 3011
Theatre Royal, Nottingham / www.trch.co.uk
Mon 28 Feb – Sat 5 March / Box Office: 0844 871 3011
Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham / www.atgtickets.com/venues/the-alexandra-theatre-birmingham
Tue 8– Sat 12 March / Box Office: 029 2087 8889
New Theatre, Cardiff / www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk
Mon 14 – Sat 19 March / Box Office: 01242 572573
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham / www.everymantheatre.org.uk
Mon 21 – Sat 26 March / Box Office: 03330 096 690.
Richmond Theatre, Richmond / www.atgtickets.com/venues/richmond-theatre
Mon 28 March – Sat 2 April / Box Office: 01604 624 811
Royal and Derngate, Northampton / www.royalandderngate.co.uk
Mon 4 – Sat 9 April / Box Office: 0844 871 7627
Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury / www.atgtickets.com/venues/aylesbury-waterside-theatre
Mon 18 April – Sat 23 April / Box Office: 0844 8717647
Theatre Royal, Glasgow / www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-glasgow
Mon 2 – 7 May / Box Office: 0333 009 6690
York, Grand Opera House / www.atgtickets.com/venues/grand-opera-house-york