Doomed love story of The Great Gatsby

The glamour and passion of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s greatest novel has been adapted to stage and will be dazzing audiences at the Devonshire Park Theatre from September 8-12.

The Great Gatsby is brought to life in this production from acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre, commissioned to mark the 90th anniversary of the novel, and will embark on a 98 date tour.

Adapted by Stephen Sharkey, whose work includes The May Queen (Liverpool Everyman) and The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui (Liverpool Playhouse/Nottingham Playhouse), this presentation features live music alongside the timeless language of Fitzgerald’s ‘Great American Novel’ to create a fresh and inspiring theatrical experience.

Director Eliot Giuralarocca said: “Stephen Sharkey has shaped and distilled Fitzgerald’s novel into a muscular and narrative-driven portrait of the Jazz Age, full of cool, sexy, stiletto-sharp dialogue as cool as ice in a cocktail.

“Throw into the mix our wonderful design team along with an ensemble of seven fabulously talented actors, who all sing, dance and play instruments, and I hope we have all the ingredients needed to give the audience a wonderful party and bring Fitzgerald’s Great American masterpiece roaring into life.”