Fatal Attraction: Theatre Review

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So I booked tickets for the West End adaptation of Fatal Attraction before the cast was even announced – I was just intrigued to see how such a taut psychological thriller would be pulled off onstage. It is a version of the 1987 movie starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close. I didn’t know who Mark Bazeley was but I was very happy to see that the female leads would be played by Natasha McElhone (The Truman Show, Solaris) and Kristin Davis from Sex and the City.

The plot in a quick nutshell: Dan (Bazeley) is married to Beth (Davis) and they live in NYC with the daughter Ellen. He is left in the city on his own one weekend and he meets Alex (McElhone) in a bar. It was supposed to be a one-night-stand but it is slowly revealed that Alex has psychological problems and won’t let Dan leave, she cuts herself to get his attention, phones him all the time, shows up his family home. She will not stop until he leaves his wife for her.

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