Booking from: Friday, 18 October 2019 - Booking until: Sunday, 31 May 2020
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
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The Great Gatsby description
Please note: tickets for this show will not be posted. Please select "box office collection" at checkout.
1920s dress encouraged, dancing shoes required!
It's F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, it's been adapted into an awesome new musical, and it's due in theatreland soon.
What do the critics think? The reviews are excellent. Some say “The Roaring Twenties atmosphere is superbly captured”. It is “Brimming with fine acting ability”. It's “beautifully crafted... A masterpiece of timing, this production is a must-see for fans of the ensemble piece”. It's “A beautiful production that’s high in both style and substance – a fitting tribute to Fitzgerald’s original text”, and London Theatre Bloggers are calling it “Exquisitely entertaining.”
This show immerses audiences in the sheer, outrageous decadence of America’s legendary Jazz Age, bringing Scott Fitzgerald's powerful characters to life in a stage adaptation that has impressed even the least easily swayed critics and audiences with ease and flair. It's all thanks to the highly respected Blackeyed Theatre, who have cleverly recreated the sights, sounds and feel of the USA's Roaring Twenties through the naïve eyes of the hero of the novel, young Nick Carraway, new to a society where wealth and status were an obsession.
The story has been beautifully adapted by Stephen Sharkey, lauded for his work on The May Queen at the Liverpool Everyman theatre and the excellent The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui. You can expect oodles of wonderful live music, awesome stage sets, and audiences dressed the part in 1920s costumes. The result is altogether a truly fresh and inspiring theatrical experience, not to be missed.