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A unique two-woman retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, a co-production from The Wardrobe Ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre

“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. 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).

“Intricately inventive… It reels us in and distils the spirit of Fitzgerald’s story in its own small, beautiful way.”
★★★★ The Guardian

“Captures the essence of the novel and its resonance.”
★★★★ The Stage

“Filled with wry inventiveness… The show evokes as much nostalgia for when we could be in rooms getting drunk with other people, as it does for the roaring twenties.”
Exeunt Magazine

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A Wardrobe Ensemble and Wardrobe Theatre co-production
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
– James Newton
Outside Eye – Helena Middleton
Stage Manager – Dean Sudron
Voice Coach – Kat Hicks
Assistant Director – Frazer Meakin
Assistant Stage Manager – Caitlin Ravenscroft
Photography, Filming & Editing – Jack Offord
Camera Operators – Matthew Joiner & Michael Sides
Wardrobe Ensemble Producer – Hannah Smith
Wardrobe Theatre Producers – Matthew Whittle, Cherie Demmery & Bébhinn Cronin
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, James Molyneux
The Great Gatsby was created with support from Arts Council England

Theatre Royal Plymouth: 19-23 October 2021
Corn Exchange Newbury:
13 October 2021
The North Wall, Oxford:
7-9 October 2021
The Wardrobe Theatre:
8 September – 2 October 2021

Theatre Film:
Shoreditch Town Hall, London: 12 December 2021
General Release Online, TicketCo:
8 September – 23 October 2021
Edinburgh Fringe:
3-30 August 2021
Brighton Fringe:
28 May – 11 July 2021
Alchymy Festival, The North Wall, Oxford:
3-16 May 2021
General Release Online, TicketCo:
1 March – 11 April 2021

  • Dates: Online & Touring 2021
  • Suitable for: Ages 12+
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