NEWS: Ruby in the Dust’s Gatsby the Musical to Play at Southwark Playhouse

The musical, which unravels the story of The Great Gatsby from the perspective of Daisy, will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 8th December.

Following previous runs as a sell-out concert at Crazy Coqs in Piccadilly and an online streamed
concert performance at Cadogan Hall, it has been confirmed that Ruby in the Dust’s production of Gatsby The Musical will play at the Southwark Playhouse this December.

Set in a New York Speakeasy in late December, 1929, we watch the new decade quickly
approach as the story unfolds through the eyes of Daisy Buchanan. It has been seven years
since she last saw Gatsby, yet the past lingers. Their illicit romance was a cocktail of adoration
and complications that needs to be confronted so she can move on, so she bravely returns to
the dangerous world she once left behind. Meeting a carnival of characters, including notorious
gangster Woolfe, Daisy approaches her past by reliving the dream she shared with Gatsby. But
who is she really? And where is Gatsby?

Written and directed by Linnie Reedman, with original compositions by Joe Evans, Gatsby The Musical is an original take on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s renowned tale of the glitz and glamour of the Jazz Age.

Casting and full creative team have yet to be announced.

Talking about the news, 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 dreamed, juxtaposed against individual hope and optimism is essentially pertinent today…”

Gatsby: The Musical will run at the Southwark Playhouse from the 8th December until the 8th January.

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