PREVIEW: Gatsby, Leicester Square Theatre

A new version of F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel presented by Ruby in the Dust  will play at Leicester Square Theatre from the 29th November until the 15th January 2017. 


Audiences will be transported to the 1920’s and the Leicester Square Theatre will be transformed into a speakeasy where jazz is in full swing and is set two years after the events of the original novel, with  Meyer Wolfshiem is forced down memory lane by a mysterious young woman asking after Gatsby.

The production will star Cressida Bonas as Daisy Buchanan opposite Ludovic Hughes’ Gatsby and is directed by Linnie ReedmanNick Carraway will be played by Morgan Val Baker  and Jordan Baker by  Ellen Francis.

The year is 1925. New York is under the siege of Prohibition, and Speakeasy’s are the place to be, and to be seen. Except for Meyer Wolfshiem’s ‘Luna Park’, which has been shut down for two years after he received the “biggest shock of his life”. When he finally opens the doors again – a young woman walks in asking after “Gatsby”. What secrets are stirred as she is forced to confront the past she’s been trying to escape?

While further casting is yet to be announced, the creative team also includes choreography by Thomas Michael Voss, lighting design by  Dom Warwick and music and lyrics by Joe Evans.

Talking about the production director Linnie Reedman said: “I am looking forward to working with this very special team on a piece which will take us on a bit of a magical journey. The actors are prepared to go the extra distance and I feel privileged to be a part of what they will discover and present.”

Gatsby will play at the Leicester Square Theatre from the 29 November – 15 January 2017. For more information and to book tickets visit:

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