The concert revival of the musical will be streamed online from the 12th to the 14th February.
It has been announced that former Spandau Ballet frontman, Ross William Wild (Elvis Presley in Million Dollar Quartet) and Olivier nominated actress, Charlotte Wakefield (Spring Awakening; The Sound of Music), will play the roles of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan in the upcoming revival of the musical based on F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel.
Filmed at Cadogan Hall, the cast is also set to include including four-time Olivier Award nominee Emma Williams (Mrs Henderson Presents; Zorro), Marc Antolin (Little Shop of Horrors; Flying Lovers of Vitebsk), Blake Patrick Anderson (RENT; Be More Chill), Chanice Alexander- Burnett (Motown the Musical; Beautiful – the Carol King Musical), Lauren Chinery, Robert Grose, Oliver Mawdsley, Tristan Pegg and Marc Rhys.
Available to stream online from the 12th-14th February, the musical has been adapted and directed for this digital staging by Linnie Reedman. It features music and lyrics by Joe Evans.
When Daisy Buchanan revisits Jay Gatsby’s mansion seven years after leaving that world behind,she is trying to confront her past by reliving the dream she shared with Gatsby. But where is he?
With themes of loss, disappointment and ultimately hope for a better tomorrow, Gatsby, is surprisingly resonant with the ‘roaring twenties’ we find ourselves in once again.
The musical has been previously staged at the Crazy Coqs, the King’s Head, Riverside Studios, the Leicester Square Theatre, Theatre Royal Windsor and The Other Palace.
Talking about the news writer and director Linnie Reedman said: “Gatsby has become, over the years, synonymous with glamour, glitz and parties. What a lot of people forget, however, is that the ‘Roaring Twenties’ came immediately after a World War. And a global pandemic. It was a period
of upheaval and great change. I think the story of a crushed American dream, juxtaposed against individual hope and optimism is essentially pertinent today.”
The creative team for this concert production includes: musical direction by Henry Brennan, designs by Justin Williams, lighting by Dom Warwick and costume supervision by Belle Mundi.
Gatsby A Musical will be available to watch from the 12th to the 14th February. Tickets can be purchased online at www.webgig.tv for £20. Early bird tickets are available for £15 if booked before Friday 5th February.