The Great Gatsby
based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Adapted by the company
A co-production between The Wardrobe Ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre
The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol
8th Sept - 2nd Oct 2021
The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford
Thurs 7 - Sat 9 Oct 2021
Corn Exchange, Newbury
Tue 12 - Thu 14 Oct 2021
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Tue 19 - Sat 23 Oct 2021
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A unique two-woman retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece.
“I’m going to fix everything just the way it was before,” he said, nodding determinedly.
Invited to an extravagant party in a Long Island mansion, young bachelor Nick Carraway is intrigued by the flamboyant host, Jay Gatsby; a self-made, self-invented millionaire with a mysterious past. As the two strike up an unlikely friendship, a cocktail soaked story of memory, money and lost love unfolds.
Founded in Bristol in 2011, this year marks a decade for both The Wardrobe Ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre, an anniversary we’re celebrating with this exciting new collaboration. Adapted within the grips of an international pandemic, The Great Gatsby is a witty, creative new co-production from the people who brought you Education, Education, Education, The Last Of The Pelican Daughters, 1972: The Future of Sex, (The Wardrobe Ensemble) and Drac & Jill, Oedipuss In Boots, Rocky Shock Horror (The Wardrobe Theatre).
The Great Gatsby was created during the locked-down winter of 2020 under Covid restrictions.
Adapted by the company from the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Director – Tom Brennan
Cast – Tamsin Hurtado Clarke, Jesse Meadows
Designer – Katie Sykes
Composer & Sound Design – Tom Crosley-Thorne
Lighting Design – Chris Collier
Movement Director – Deepraj Singh
Dramaturg – James Newton
Outside Eye - Helena Middleton
Stage Manager - Dean Sudron
Voice Coach - Kat Hicks
Assistant Director - Frazer Meakin
Assistant Stage Manager - Caitlin Ravenscroft
Original Artwork – Adam Maida
Filming & Editing - Jack Offord
Wardrobe Ensemble producer - Hannah Smith
Wardrobe Theatre producers - Matthew Whittle & Bébhinn Cronin
The Gnarwhals - Pool House (opening credits song)
Special Thanks To -
Matt Graham & Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol Old Vic, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Ben Atterbury, Caitlin Campbell, Becks Daley, Jack Drewry, Craig Edwards, Jesse Jones, Jason King, Alice Lamb and James Molyneux.
The Great Gatsby is kindly supported by Arts Council England