Fatal Attraction: A Bunny Boiling Good Show!

Friday, 21 March 2014

The film that coined the phrase “bunny boiler” is back following adaption for the West End and I was lucky enough to go along to one of the preview nights. Thank you Jamie Lee and your amazing connections!

A cheap dinner was needed this evening. We are all tightening our purse strings to get our bank balances back on track as Jamie Lee has just bought a house, and sadly all I have bought is too much food!! Tuna baguettes all round, yum yum. Thankfully the theatre tickets were free so we kept to our austerity measures! After dinner, we excitedly skipped along to the Theatre Royal Haymarket. I’ve never been to this theatre before and it was beautiful. No photos allowed unfortunately.
For those of you who haven’t seen the film, Fatal Attraction centres on a married lawyer (Dan) who has a casual affair with a woman (Alex) he meets in a bar, leading to her complete obsession with him and the slow and painful destruction of his family life. Well if that isn’t a lesson to you boys, then I don’t know what is!

We were extra excited because Fatal Attraction is where Kristin Davis (Charlotte from Sex and the City) makes her West End Debut, as Beth the unsuspecting dedicated housewife. Starring alongside Kristin are the wonderful Natascha McElhone as Alex the psychotic singleton and Mark Bazeley as Dan the cheating scoundrel.
The play is set in modern day New York. Mark’s American accent was questionable from the start with a a couple of awkward moments of pausing to remember his lines but he soon settled into his role as a man you'll be disgusted by. Natascha was fantastic. Her portrayal of Alex was powerful and moving.

In comparison to the film, you feel quite differently towards the characters, I felt compassion for Alex’s craziness throughout the play and disgust for Dan’s “why me, why me?” attitude and complete lack of remorse. Unfortunately Kristin’s character didn’t really give her room to shine but the slap is very enjoyable!

A real negative for us was the scene changes hidden by blinding blue fluorescent lights which we felt were unnecessarily bright and looked outdated. Perhaps a nod to the original 80’s production?

Overall a great production, slight changes to the original storyline in that he is well and truly destroyed by the end but the key scenes still remain. Let’s just say the bunnies of London will be quaking in their hutches!    

Fatal Attraction, directed by Trevor Nunn, opens at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 25 March.

Get yourselves down there; bring a boy if you want to give him nightmares!

For tickets contact:
Theatre Royal Haymarket
18 Suffolk Street
Box office: 020 7930 8890

Have a great weekend.

Little London Girl x


  1. This is definitely on my list of shows to see.


  2. I love your blog. Your photos are great. What software do you use to edit with as I'm looking at buying some?
    Beth x


    1. Thank you! To be honest I just use my iphone and a bit of Instagram! I need to get myself sorted with a proper camera and some software x

  3. love how beautifull lit up the theatre is :)
    london look even more beautiful at night!

    Mollie xoxo
    Would love you to check out my blog :)


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