Ruby in the Dust Theatre presents
Inspired by F Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"
Music and Lyrics by Joe Evans
Book by Linnie Reedman
LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE
6 Leicester Place
London WC2H 7BX
November 29th 2016 to January 15th 2017
TUESDAY TO SATURDAY 7 pm
SATURDAY/SUNDAY 3 pm
(Please see theatre website for individual show times over Christmas and New Year)
Box office 0207 734 2222
The year is 1925. The Jazz Age is in full swing. New York is under the siege of Prohibition, and Speakeasy’s are the place to be, and to be seen. Except for Meyer Wolfshiem’s ‘Luna Park’, which has been shut down for two years after he received the “biggest shock of his life”. When he finally opens the doors again - a young woman walks in asking after “Gatsby”.
What secrets are stirred as she is forced to confront the past she’s been trying to escape?
Discover Gatsby’s ‘Speakeasy’ down in the depths of the Leicester Square Theatre, where F Scott Fitzgerald’s fantastical characters play out the drama, the wry humour and the tragedy of the novel. Dress up, sip cocktails and immerse yourself in the dreams, the glamour, the magic and the excess. And ultimately the tragedy of the iconic story that is “The Great Gatsby”.
Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. He reigns over his parties, and lights up his house like the World Trade Fair. But beneath the shimmering surface of his life he, too, is hiding a secret: a secret that will force his world to unravel.
And when the lights go out - the carnival is over.
Ruby In The Dust bring “GATSBY” to the Leicester Square Theatre this Christmas. On its world premiere in 2012, its sold out run at the Kings Head Theatre led to three Off West End nominations for best new musical, best costume and best lighting design; and transferred to the Riverside Studios. After a scratch performance at Battersea Arts Centre, Ruby in the Dust have explored the carnival themes prevalent in the novel and now present a new interpretation of their cult show inspired by the original - bringing a new ‘electro-swing’ feel to the party. This incarnation seeks to reveal the poignancy and magic of the lost dreams of Jay Gatsby. The man who paid the price of pinning all his hopes on a single dream. A dream that was already behind him.
“…Evokes the decadent rush of the jazz era and its seedy underbelly…”
TIME OUT – SHOW OF THE WEEK
“…revels delectably in the period glitz… deftly harnesses the yearning beat of jazz that echoes so perfectly the novel’s strains of heartbreak and disenchantment…”
“…Oozing class… this musical adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel grips throughout…”
View details of our previous productions including press reviews of Bonnie and Clyde, Dorian Gray, Romeo & Juliet, Bel Ami, Rapunzel's Last Midnight, Song of the Seagull, Starchild.
All titles are available for licence. Complete with full music score.
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