News: Gatsby: The Musical to play at Southwark Playhouse this festive season

October 14, 2021
News: Gatsby: The Musical to play at Southwark Playhouse this festive season

Gatsby: The Musical is set to arrive at Southwark Playhouse this festive season, in a unique musical adaptation. The show is set to play at the venue from 8 December 2021 to 8 January 2022.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s renowned tale of the glitz and glamour of the Jazz Age comes to the stage at Southwark Playhouse in a captivating musical adaptation by Ruby in the Dust Theatre, following previous successes as a sold-out concert at Crazy Coqs, plus an online performance at Cadogan Hall.

Set in a New York Speakeasy in late December, 1929, we watch the new decade quickly approach as the story unfolds through the eyes of Daisy Buchanan. It has been seven years
since she last saw Gatsby, yet the past lingers. Their illicit romance was a cocktail of adoration and complications that needs to be confronted so she can move on, so she bravely returns to the dangerous world she once left behind.

Meeting a carnival of characters, including notorious gangster Woolfe, Daisy approaches her past by reliving the dream she shared with Gatsby. But who is she really? And where is Gatsby?

This completely original retelling of Fitzgerald’s classic novel pivots the focus to Daisy, with references to the real woman that inspired her character, Zelda Fitzgerald.

Gatsby: The Musical is written and directed by Linnie Reedman, with original compositions by Joe Evans, the story switches between the beginning of the 1920s to the turn of the decade.

Vibrant characters, decadent music and infectious rhythms collide with personal conflicts and lost loves. This production is a fresh understanding of characters and a story made compellingly relevant to today.

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