Immersive Everywhere have announced that its production of The Great Gatsby will welcome back audiences at Immersive LDN from the 16th September.
Having been forced to close due to the pandemic in March last year and re-opened under socially distanced conditions and with changes to the show to incorporate extra safety measures at the beginning of October 2020 before then forced to close in November again due to the subsequent lockdown, it has been announced that The Great Gatsby will be returning to the West End next month.
Created and directed by Alexander Wright, this immersive experience was first created in 2015 when director Alexander Wright and producer Brian Hook were running The Fleeting Arms – a pop arts and community pub in an abandoned building in York. The show then ran in York in 2016 with a parallel production in Sheffield, and was produced by the Guild of Misrule. It first arrived in London as part of VAULT Festival in 2017 and sold out before the show opened. Since then the show has run in Wales in co-production with Theatr Clwyd, at Halifax’s Square Chapel, and at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire.
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.
Tickets for The Great Gatsby are available from the 16th September until 2nd January 2022, with the show taking place at Immersive LDN a 32,000sq foot historic building in the heart of Mayfair, which was home to the Queen Victoria’s Rifles Association until 2017. It includes three floors of immersive theatre and event spaces designated for performance, live gaming, events, escape rooms and private parties.
The creative team behind the production includes: Amie Burns Walker and Oliver Tilney as Associate Directors, Choreography by 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.