Gatsby: The Musical

Southwark Playhouse, London
Gatsby: The Musical
Southwark Playhouse, London

It is late December 1929. Winter. Does the end of the Jazz Age and prohibition signify the end for celebrated New York Speakeasy ‘Luna Park’? Will they have to close for Christmas?

One cold, snowy day, Daisy Buchanan returns to New York and wanders into Luna Park looking for Jay Gatsby. She needs to speak to him. Instead, she meets notorious gangster, Woolfe. He wants to know: who is the woman that Gatsby gave everything up for? What is her agenda? What secrets is she hiding? Can he make her confess?

An original, musical re-telling of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby that focuses on the character of Daisy Buchanan, with references to the woman who inspired her: Zelda Fitzgerald.

Daisy has been isolated for seven years and needs to remember the events of 1922 in order to move on. Guided by Woolfe, and her cousin Nick Carraway, with the influence of the amusement park that Gatsby so loved, she has to reach a painful conclusion.

But there is always the green light. The green light of hope.

Previews from |
8th December 2021
Opening date |
17th December 2021
Closes |
8th January 2022
By:
Linnie Reedman and Joe Evans
Director:
Linnie Reedman
Lighting:
Dominic Warwick
Choreography:
Chris Whittaker
Costume:
Belle Mundi

Southwark Playhouse Venue Information

Address:
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest tube:
Elephant & Castle, Borough

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Photo credit: Gatsby: A Musical at Cadogan Hall (Photo courtesy of Gatsby: A Musical)
‘Gatsby: The Musical’ to run at Southwark Playhouse
Thursday, 14 October, 2021, 12:03
After concerts at Crazy Coqs and at Cadogan Hall, Gatsby: The Musical will run for a month of full-length performances. Gatsby: The Musical is at Southwark Playhouse from 8 December - 8 January.  Set at the tailend of the 1920s in a New York speakeasy, The Great Gatsby story is turned on its head, as it’s told through the eyes of Daisy Buchanan. Reliving her dreams, Daisy struggles to find herself, all while looking for Jay Gatsby at the same time. Gatsby: The...
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