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.”