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The Great Gatsby audio brochure

Listen to our audio brochures for events at the theatre based around The Great Gatsby.

London, Sadler's Wells

Audio described performance Saturday 28 March 2015 at 2.30pm, Insight & Touch Tour from 10.30am.

To book call Sadler's Wells Theatre on 0844 412 4300.


Hello and welcome to Northern Ballet’s audio brochure.

Northern Ballet is the UK’s leading narrative dance company, touring extensively throughout the UK and internationally. Northern Ballet is unique in bringing together stunning classical dance, vivid, exciting theatre and live music to create productions based on well-known stories. 

Northern Ballet has paved the way in creating accessible opportunities for visually impaired audiences to engage with dance. The Company provides an ideal introduction for first time ballet visitors and the quality, originality and theatricality keeps audiences coming back for more.

We have devised our own unique program of activities that support the audio description and this recording provides an insight into an audio described day with Northern Ballet.

We encourage you to arrive at the theatre at 10.30am to take part in an insight workshop which introduces the shapes and quality of the movement from the production with the aid of Company dancers. You don’t need to dance to attend the insight workshop. You can enjoy it by listening to descriptions of movements from the ballet and feeling the dancers as they demonstrate some moves. Or if you want to know how the movements feel, you can have a go and partner up with one of our dancers and let them guide you through steps from the ballet. Following the insight workshop you can attend a touch tour to hear a description of the scenery and to feel the props and costumes from the production.

Don’t worry if you can’t be at the theatre for the insight workshop and touch tour as our Audio Describer will give a detailed description of the set, costumes, scenario and characters 15 minutes before the performance in the pre-show notes.

The performance will then be brought to life in your minds eye with a detailed description of the movement, action and drama that takes place to the music played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

The Great Gatsby

Discover the heady, indulgent days of New York’s Long Island during the glamorous 1920s as Northern Ballet brings F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby to the stage.

Nick Carraway comes to know his infamous neighbour Jay Gatsby – a mysterious millionaire with a secret past and a penchant for lavish parties and beautiful women. As the sparkling façade of Gatsby’s world begins to slip, Carraway comes to see the loneliness, obsession and tragedy that lies beneath.

The seductive style of the era is recreated through stunning sets and costumes. Music by Academy Award nominated and BAFTA winning composer Sir Richard Rodney Bennett CBE will be played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

With an unparalleled reputation for telling stories through dance, Northern Ballet is the perfect company to translate this popular American novel into ballet. As The Great Gatsby steps into the spotlight, don’t miss your opportunity to see what promises to be one of the most stylish adaptations of this classic work.

The Great Gatsby will be performed at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London from Tuesday 24th until Saturday 28th March. The audio described performance is on Saturday 28th March.

The insight workshop is from 10.30am – 12pm and the touch tour is from 12.15pm until 12.45pm.  These are free to visually impaired patrons and their companion.  The audio described performance starts at 2.30pm.

Ticket prices range from £12 - £42

Please enquire at the box office about discounted tickets for Visually Impaired Patrons and your companion.

To book tickets, please call the theatre Box Office on 0844 412 4300

Please make sure you inform the box office that you are booking for an audio described performance and let them know if you wish to attend the insight workshop and touch tour as it’s useful for us to have an idea of how many people to expect and also of any access needs you may have.

If you would like any more information regarding Northern Ballet’s productions and accessible performances or would like to join our mailing list please contact the Northern Ballet Learning department on 0113 220 8000

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our performances.  

Touring to

This production is not currently on tour. Take a look at our national tour listings to see what we're performing and where.

Previously toured to...

Norwich, Theatre Royal
01603 630 000
London, Sadler's Wells
0844 412 4300
Bradford, Alhambra Theatre
01274 432 000
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787
Nottingham, Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555
Woking, New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645
London, Sadler's Wells
0844 412 4300
Norwich, Theatre Royal
01603 630 000
Cardiff, New Theatre
029 2087 8889
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652
Belfast, Grand Opera House
028 9024 1919
Hull New Theatre
01482 300 300
Edinburgh, Festival Theatre
0131 529 6000
Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000
Leeds, Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700

This table displays past performances of this production.