News: Immersive The Great Gatsby to open in the West End

August 2, 2021
News: Immersive The Great Gatsby to open in the West End

Immersive LDN welcomes you back to the roaring twenties with the return of The Great Gatsby, which is set to open in the heart of the West End from September.

Immersive Everywhere, led by Olivier Award-winning producers Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook, are set to bring back London’s longest-running immersive theatrical production this autumn.

Created and directed by Alexander Wright, The Great Gatsby will play at Gatsby’s Mansion at Immersive LDN from 16 September, with a press night on Friday 24 September (which marks F Scott’s Fitzgerald’s 125th birthday).

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 production was forced to close in March 2020 due to the pandemic, and reopened 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.

Immersive LDN has been granted the use of Society of London Theatre and 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.

Creative team includes associate directors Amie Burns Walker and Oliver Tilney, choreographer Holly Beasley-Garrigan, with MJ Lee as assistant 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.

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