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The Great Gatsby in Nottingham

Posted onPosted on 21st Aug
The Great  Gatsby in Nottingham

Northern Ballet is bringing the glamour and seduction of the roaring twenties to Nottingham this autumn with its stylish adaptation of The Great Gatsby at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, from Tuesday 30 September – Saturday 4 October 2014.

The Great Gatsby had its world première in Leeds in March 2013 followed by a national tour including a sell-out season in London at Sadler’s Wells. The adaptation of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald is set on New York’s Long Island, in the heady, indulgent days of the 1920s. Nick Carraway comes to know his infamous neighbour Jay Gatsby – a mysterious millionaire with a secret past and a penchant for lavish parties. As the sparkling façade of Gatsby’s world begins to slip Carraway comes to see the loneliness, obsession and tragedy that lie beneath.

Nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Achievement in Dance, The Great Gatsby is choreographed by David Nixon OBE and earned him a nomination for Best Classical Choreography in the 2014 National Dance Awards.

Prolific in creating new full-length work, The Great Gatsby, was David Nixon’s fourteenth new ballet for Northern Ballet, where he has been Artistic Director since 2001. The recent ‘Gatsby craze’ has seen a surge of popularity in the classic American novel with Gatsby inspired fashion on the catwalks and the Hollywood movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

David said: ‘The Great Gatsby is an American classic from an iconic era. The 1920s were a time of exuberance, extravagance and style in pre-depression America and The Great Gatsby incorporates these themes within what is essentially a wonderful love story.

“The costumes replicate the fashions from the 1920s which are still heavily influencing the trends of today and the music by Sir Rodney Bennett CBE is instantly recognisable transporting the audience straight back to the jazz age. Reimagining popular classic stories is Northern Ballet’s specialty and The Great Gatsby and has everything for a great ballet: a love triangle, decadence, desperation and heartbreak.’

Tickets for The Great Gatsby at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal are on sale now at or by calling the box office on 0115 989 5555.