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Doctor Who Matt Smith goes Psycho in new musical

Outgoing Doctor Who star Matt Smith has been cast as serial killer Patrick Bateman in a musical stage adaptation of American Psycho.

Smith, who will bow out from his role as the Time Lord in this year's Christmas special, will take to the stage in the reworking of the controversial Bret Easton Ellis novel as Bateman, played by Christian Bale in the 2000 movie of the same name.

Outgoing Doctor Who Matt Smith will take on the role of Patrick Bateman in the musical adaptation of American Psycho.
Outgoing Doctor Who Matt Smith will take on the role of Patrick Bateman in the musical adaptation of American Psycho. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

The musical thriller follows the story of a wealthy yet psychopathic New York investment banker in the 1980s who embarks on a killing spree.

American Psycho runs from December 3 to January 25 at London's Almeida Theatre and may even transfer to the West End and Broadway.

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Scenes from new Lloyd Webber musical to be unveiled

The press will gets their first glimpse of some of the numbers from Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical Stephen Ward today.

Watch a trailer for the new musical below:

Based on one of the biggest scandals of the 1960s, the Profumo Affair, the musical revolves around the high society "fixer" who introduced call-girl Christine Keeler to War Minister John Profumo.

Stephen Ward opens this December at the Aldwych Theatre in London's West End.

Matilda musical nominated for 12 Tony awards

Matilda The Musical is leading the nominations in the top American theatrical awards following rave reviews since opening in the US earlier this month.

Having already enjoyed major success in London's West End, the musical has made a seamless transition to Broadway with 12 Tony Award nominations including choreography, best director, orchestration and best book categories.

Comedian Tim Minchin, who produced the songs for the hit show, has been rewarded for his efforts with a nomination in the lyrics and songs category.

Read more: The Curious Incident sweeps the Oliviers as Helen Mirren reigns supreme again

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The Curious Incident wins Olivier for Best New Play

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has won the Olivier Award for Best New Play:

Watch highlights from the Olivier Awards, hosted by Hugh Bonneville and Sheridan Smith, on ITV at 10:15pm tonight.

Ball and Staunton pick up Oliviers for Sweeney Todd

Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton have won Olivier Awards for their performances in the musical Sweeney Todd.

Ball picked up the gong for Best Actor In A Musical while Staunton took the award for Best Actress In A Musical:

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.@mrmichaelball is crowned this year's Best Actor In A Musical for his acclaimed performance in @sweeneytodduk #OLIVIERS

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"I don't think I deserve this, but I've also got sciatica & I deserve that either. Thanks for that joke Dad" quips @mrmichaelball #oliviers

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It's a @sweeneytodduk double win! Congratulations to Imelda Staunton who wins the Best Actress In A Musical Award #OLIVIERS

Sweeney Todd wins Olivier for Best Musical Revival

Sweeney Todd has won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival:

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Jonathan Kent says @sweeneytodduk is "One of the masterpieces of musical theatre, full stop" #oliviers #sondheim

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