London Is Open - The Great Gatsby West End
WELCOME BACK TO THE ROARING TWENTIES!
THE GREAT GATSBY
TO REOPEN IN THE HEART OF THE WEST END THIS AUTUMN
BOOKING PERIOD EXTENDED UNTIL SUNDAY 16 JANUARY 2022
Immersive Everywhere – led by Olivier Award-winning producers Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook - will bring back London’s longest running immersive theatrical production this autumn. THE GREAT GATSBY, created and directed by Alexander Wright, reopens in the West End, playing at Gatsby’s Mansion at Immersive LDN in Mayfair from 16 September, with a press night on Friday 24 September (marking F Scott’s Fitzgerald’s 125th birthday).
Full casting has been announced: Oliver Towse will play ‘Gatsby’, Lucinda Turner will play ‘Daisy’, Hugh Stubbins will play ‘Nick’, Jermaine Dominique will play ‘Tom’, Steve McCourt will play ‘George Wilson’, Jessica Hern will play ‘Jordan’, Aminita Francis will play ‘Myrtle Wilson’, Alex Wingfield will play ‘Rosy Rosenthal’, Aimee Barrett will play ‘Lucille’ and Greg Fossard will play ‘Joey’.
Welcome back to the roaring twenties! Jay Gatsby invites you to one of his infamous parties. the champagne flows and as the drama unfolds the man himself will be the perfect host. As invites go, this is the hottest ticket in town. A hedonistic world of red hot rhythms, bootleg liquor and pure jazz age self-indulgence awaits. Dress to the nines and immerse yourself in this heart racing adaption of F Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal tale.
THE GREAT GATSBY– forced to close in March 2020 by the pandemic, re-opened under socially distanced conditions and with changes to the show to incorporate extra safety measures at the beginning of October 2020. The show was then forced to close in November due to the subsequent lockdown.
Tickets for THE GREAT GATSBY will be available from 16 September until 16 January 2022 and are on sale now via www.immersivegatsby.com. Theproduction – which returns to its original pre-pandemic format, and with the venue at full capacity - will nevertheless be following all current government guidelines and Covid safety measures.
Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook said “We are delighted to be unveiling a spectacular new cast and can't wait to welcome our audience through thedoors to Gatsby in its full-throttle immersive format. To see our audience spellbound by storytelling and dancing the Charleston together again will be an absolute joy. Gatsby's back.”
IMMERSIVE LDN has been granted the use of Society of London Theatre & UK Theatre's See It Safely mark. The mark certifies that the venue is complying with the latest Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of all staff and audiences.
Olivier Award winning producers Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook, who are currently co-producing the immersive production of DOCTOR WHO TIME FRACTURE – launched a new company in 2019, IMMERSIVE EVERYWHERE, entirely dedicated to developing and staging theatre-led immersive experiences, and IMMERSIVE | LDN is the newest of their network of venues, which will house cafes, bars and rehearsal and workshop spaces to help the development of new work.
IMMERSIVE | LDN is a 32,000sq ft historic building in the heart of Mayfair, which was home to the Queen Victoria’s Rifles Association until 2017. It includes three floors of immersive theatre and event spaces designated for performance, live gaming, events, escape rooms and private parties. For information about programming and venue hire visit www.immersiveldn.com
First conceived in 2015 when director Alexander Wright and producer Brian Hook were running The Fleeting Arms - a pop arts and community pub in an abandoned building in York, the show then ran in York in 2016 with a parallel production in Sheffield, and was produced by the Guild of Misrule . TheGreat Gatsby first came to London as part of VAULT Festival in 2017 and sold out before the show opened. Since then the show has run in Wales in co-production with Theatr Clwyd, at Halifax’s Square Chapel, and at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire. All the while the show has played night after night at Gatsby’s Drugstore in London SE1, inviting audiences into the hedonistic world of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s extraordinary tale, and in 2018 it became the UK’s longest running immersive production.
Amie Burns Walker and Oliver Tilney are Associate Directors. Choreography is by Holly Beasley-Garrigan, with MJ Lee as Associate Choreographer, design by Casey Jay Andrews, costume design by Heledd Rees, sound design by Phil Grainger and lighting design by Rachel Sampley. The original score was composed and produced by Glen Brown and Tendai Humphrey Sitima, with arrangement and additional composition by David Sims. The original production was created by Holly Beasley-Garrigan, Amie Burns Walker, Hannah Davies, Phil Grainger, Michael Lambourne, Thomas Maller and Oliver Tilney.
This production of The Guild of Misrule’s THE GREAT GATSBY is produced by Immersive Everywhere, with co-producers Gavin Kalin Productions and Glynis Henderson Productions, with Theatr Clwyd and We Culture Connects as Associate Producers.
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