It’s official! As previously reported Kristin Davis will be joining the woman who will not be ignored, Natascha McElhone, in the West End production of Fatal Attraction. Mark Bazeley rounds out the leads of the stage adaptation, written by the film’s screenwriter, James Dearden and directed by Trevor Nunn. The show is set to begin previews March 8 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket with opening night scheduled for March 25.
Bazeley will play the role Michael Douglas made famous in the 1987 movie, Dan Gallagher, while Davis will appear as his wife Beth and McElhone as Alex Forrest. Other cast includes Jane How as Joan and Alex Lowe as Jimmy. Final casting will be announced shortly.
Fatal Attraction tells the story of Dan Gallagher, a successful New York lawyer with a loving family. After having a one-night-stand with Alex Forrest, he assumes he can walk away without consequence, but Alex becomes obsessed with Dan, aggressively pursuing both him and his family.
Davis appeared on Broadway in The Best Man and made her British stage debut in in The Exonerated. Emmy nominated for her portrayal of Charlotte on TV’s Sex and the City and the subsequent films, other notable screen roles include Melrose Place, Couples Retreat, Nine Months and The Shaggy Dog.
Bazeley’s stage credits include Scenes from a Marriage, Our New Girl, The Seagull, Death of a Salesman, Macbeth, Homebody/Kabul and The Real Thing. His screen credits include Death in Paradise, The Accused, Mistresses, Hustle, Spooks, Prime Suspect, The Queen, The Damned United and The Special Relationship.
Designs are by Rob Jones with lighting by Paul Pyant and sound by Paul Groothuis.
Fatal Attraction was nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actress for Glenn Close and Best Screenplay.