Davis and Bazeley Confirmed To Join McElhone In FATAL ATTRACTION
Mark Bazeley and Kristin Davis will join the previously announced Natascha McElhone in Trevor Nunn's production of Fatal Attraction to play Dan and Beth Gallagher. Written by James Dearden, the world stage premiere of Fatal Attraction will open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 25 March 2014, with previews now starting on 11 March and currently booking to 21 June 2014. Designs are by Rob Jones with lighting by Paul Pyant and sound by Paul Groothuis.
The cast is led Natascha McElhone as Alex Forrest with Mark Bazeley as Dan Gallagher and Kristin Davis as his wife Beth. Other cast includes Jane How as Joan and Alex Lowe as Jimmy. Final casting will be announced shortly.
This story of obsession and revenge explores how a chance meeting in a bar and a casual encounter quickly becomes a living nightmare for Dan Gallagher, a successful New York lawyer, and his young family. After spending one weekend with the gorgeous Alex Forrest, he assumes he can just walk away, but Alex is a woman who refuses to be ignored. She pursues Dan and his family with terrifying consequences.
Mark Bazeley (Dan Gallagher) was last on stage in Trevor Nunn's production of Scenes from a Marriageat the St James' Theatre. His other theatre credits include Our New Girl for the Bush Theatre, The Seagullfor the National Theatre, Death of a Salesman at the Lyric Theatre, Macbeth at the Albery Theatre,Homebody/Kabul for the Young Vic and The Real Thing for the Donmar Warehouse. His television credits include Death in Paradise, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Endeavour, The Accused, Mistresses, Hustle, Spooks and Prime Suspect. Bazeley's film credits include The Queen, The Damned United and The Special Relationship.
Kristin Davis will make her West End stage debut as Beth Gallagher. She is best known on television for playing Charlotte in HBO's Sex and the City. Her other television credits include the role of Brooke Armstrong in Melrose Place and more recently Ginny in Bad Teacher , as well as guest appearances on Will & Grace, Friends, Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show and ER. Her many film credits include Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Sex and The City 1 & 2, Couples Retreat, Deck The Halls, The Shaggy Dog and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D. In 2012 Davis made her Broadway stage debut in Gore Vidal'sThe Best Man at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. She made her British stage debut playing Sunny Jacobs inThe Exonerated in London in 2006 at Hammersmith's Riverside Studio, following an off-Broadway run. Davis also performed in the Brave New World season, a three day marathon of 50 original works that commemorated the September 11th attacks.
Natascha McElhone's (Alex Forrest) stage credits include Richard III and A Midsummer Night's Dreamfor the Open Air Theatre Regents Park, The Count of Monte Cristo at Manchester Royal Exchange, Mishe Mokiev's production of The Cherry Orchard at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre and more recently, Honourat Wyndhams' Theatre. Her extensive film credits include Surviving Picasso, The Truman Show, The Devil's Own, Ronin, Solaris, The Secret of Moonacre Manor, Mrs Dalloway, Laurel Canyon, Ladies in Lavender, The Kid, Theatre of Dreams and Love's Labour's Lost. More recently McElhone starred in The Sea opposite Rufus Sewell and Ciaran Hinds. Her many television credits include NBC's mini-seriesRevelations, The Company and Sleepyhead for Sky TV. McElhone stars as Karen in the popular Showtime TV series Californication, now airing its last and final season.