Following a sell-out run at VAULT Festival, The Great Gatsby returns to London tonight, transforming a secret location into an unseen world through the back of Jay Gatsby’s drugstore. Due to popular demand the run is also extended, with tickets now on sale for all performances until Sunday 10 September.
It’s the roaring twenties – an era of bootleg liquor, red hot jazz and hedonistic pleasures. Jay Gatsby has invited you to one of his infamous parties and that’s not an invite you want to turn down. Step through Gatsby’s drugstore and into a secret world where the cocktails flow, the music plays, and once the party is in full swing there’s more than a chance of a little scandal.
In this heart-racing immersive adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal jazz-age novel, you are in the heart of the action. Guests are encouraged to pick out your best dress, dust off your tux, and watch as one of the greatest stories of the 20th Century unfolds around you in this unique theatrical performance.
Presented by The Guild Of Misrule and The Immersive Ensemble, this smash hit production draws together creatives from Secret Cinema, Les Enfant Terribles, The Flanagan Collective and Belt Up Theatre.
The Guild of Misrule also launched today; Gatsby Lates – themed late-night parties – fortnightly on Fridays and Saturdays from Friday 23 June. Featuring live music, DJs, unexpected performers, and a bar open until 2.00am, Gatsby Lates are where the unruly come together and the party doesn’t have to stop.
“We’re delighted we have found an exciting new location for The Great Gatsby after its sellout run at VAULT Festival, where audiences will once again immerse themselves in Gatsby’s glittering world”, says Brian Hook for The Guild of Misrule. “There has been an overwhelming response to the show, and rather fittingly the public now has to ‘know a guy who knows a guy’ to get a ticket in June.” Hook continued; “we’re thrilled to be opening the doors at our new secret location until September, and also adding Gatsby Lates performances”.
The Great Gatsby is directed by Alex Wright with choreography by Holly Beasley-Garrigan, and design by Casey Andrews. Based on the novel by F Scott Fitzgerald, it is written by Alex Wright and The Original Company. It is presented by The Guild of Misrule with general management by Hartshorn-Hook Productions.
The cast features Ollie Tilney (Jay Gatsby), Louise Williams (Daisy Buchanan), Thomas Maller (Tom Buchanan), Dan Dingsdale (Nick Carraway), Holly Beasley-Garrigan (Jordan Baker), Veronica Hare (Myrtle Wilson), Phil Grainger (George Wilson), Imogen Little (Kitty), alongside an ensemble including Jessica Guise, Toby Gordon and Ollo Clark.
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