Transporting audiences back into the glamour of America’s Jazz Age, Blackeyed Theatre is coming to London soon with their production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby as part of a UK tour.

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(Image courtesy of Alex Harvey-Brown).

Commissioned to mark the 90th anniversary of the novel’s publication, the book has been adapted for the stage by Stephen Sharkey and is directed by Eliot Giuralarocca.

This new production started its 98 date UK tour earlier this month, and recreates the sights, sounds and feel of America’s Roaring Twenties – as seen through the eyes of Nick Carraway.

The Great Gatsby, courtesy Blackeyed Theatre and Alex Harvey-Brown
The Great Gatsby, courtesy Blackeyed Theatre and Alex Harvey-Brown.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best known novel examines a society obsessed with wealth and status, once again brought to life by Blackeyed Theatre.

Remaining faithful to the story and the language, this adaptation by Stephen Sharkey (The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Liverpool Playhouse/Nottingham Playhouse) is very much a character driven piece of theatre.

Director Eliot Giuralarocca said: “Stephen Sharkey has shaped and distilled Fitzgerald’s novel into a muscular and narrative;driven portrait of the Jazz Age,full of cool,sexy,stiletto-sharp dialogue as cool as ice in a cocktail.

Adam Jowett and Celeste De Veazey, courtesy Alex Harvey-Brown
Adam Jowett and Celeste De Veazey, courtesy Alex Harvey-Brown.

The Great Gatsby was voted the 20th century’s best American novel by the Modern Library editorial board . Now Blackeyed Theatre offers audiences a chance to relive the novel in front of their eyes.

Those in the cast include: Adam Jowett, Tristan Pate, Stacey Ghent, Tom Neill, Celeste De Veazey, Celia Cruwys-Finnigan and Max Roll.

The production will arrive at the Greenwich Theatre from the 6th to the 10th October, before heading off to other venues across the UK. For a full list of dates of where you can see the production visit:  http://www.blackeyedtheatre.co.uk/future-shows/the-great-gatsby/ . 

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