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.

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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 (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Murder on the Orient Express), will be played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

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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.

Running time

  • Act 1 63 minutes
  • 20 minute interval
  • Act 2 53 minutes
  • Total 2 hours 16 minutes (approximately)

Creative team

Northern Ballet offers a range of opportunities for you to get a step closer to the company and to find out more about our productions.

Talks and demonstrations give an insight into life in a touring ballet company, offer the chance to see the dancers in training and reveal some of the secrets behind creating a production. And for those with energy or a secret desire to dance, our movement workshops offer you the chance to have a go, learn some new steps and get creative, whatever your ability.

Event Date & price More information
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 27 September 2014
Free to ticket holders
Workshop from 11am - 12.15pm, touch tour 12.45pm - 1.15pm.
Audio described performance Saturday 27 September 2014
Pre-show notes from 2.15pm, performance begins 2.30pm.
Event Date & price More information
Keep Dancing for the Over 55s Thursday 02 October 2014
£30 - includes lunch & matinée ticket
Workshop on stage from 9.15 - 10.30am, join Northern Balelt Revealed from 10.45 and chance to see Company class on stage.
Northern Ballet revealed Thursday 02 October 2014
£5 (Free for Northern Ballet Friends)
30 minute talk followed by opportunity to watch Company class.
Production Event Thursday 02 October 2014
Free to ticket holders
Post performance talk by Stage and Technical team about the production.
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 04 October 2014
Free to ticket holders
Workshop from 11am - 12.15pm, touch tour 12.45 - 1.15pm.
Audio described performance Saturday 04 October 2014
Free
Pre show notes from 2.15pm, performance starts at 2.30pm
Event Date & price More information
Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 15 November 2014
Free to ticket holders
Workshop from 11am - 12.15pm followed by the touch tour of the set from 12.45 to 1.15pm.
Audio described performance Saturday 15 November 2014
Pre-show notes from 2.15pm

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Woking, New Victoria Theatre

Tue 23 Sep 2014 to Sat 27 Sep 2014

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Tue 30 Sep 2014 to Sat 4 Oct 2014

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Tue 28 Oct 2014 to Sat 1 Nov 2014

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Tue 11 Nov 2014 to Sat 15 Nov 2014

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