The Stars Shine for The Great Gatsby

Last night's London première of The Great Gatsby brought out the stars to enjoy Northern Ballet's new production. From Sir Ben Kingsley to Gok Wan, from Darcey Bussell to Craig Revel Horwood, all came to Sadler's Wells Theatre to see our new production.

Craig Revel Horwood at the London Première of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby.
Craig Revel Horwood at the London Premiere of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby
Eddie Redmayne at the London Première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Eddie Redmayne at the London Première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Darcey Bussell at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Darcey Bussell at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby

I am loving it!

Craig Revel Horwood

Amelia Bullmore with David Nixon OBE at the London Première of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby.
Amelia Bullmore (Twenty Twelve, Scott & Bailey) with David Nixon OBE at the London Premiere of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby
Gok Wan, photo Piers Allardyce
Gok Wan with Northern Ballet dancers Javier Torres & Dreda Blow at the London Première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Sir Ben Kingsley London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Sir Ben Kingsley at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby

It's beautifully staged and choreographed. It brings the essence of those years and Fitzgerald to life. It's beautiful.

Sir Ben Kingsley

Oona Chaplin from Game of Thrones at the London Première of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby.
Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones) at the London Premiere of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby
Tuppence Middleton, photo Piers Allardyce
Tuppence Middleton at the London Première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Rachael Stirling at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Rachael Stirling (Doctor Who, The Young Victoria) with dancers Javier Torres & Dreda Blow at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby

I cannot believe the precision of the dancers, it's just incredible. And it’s beautiful and emotive and they've got the music and the mood just right.

Oona Chaplin

Janet Street Porter at the London Première of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby.
Janet Street Porter at the London Premiere of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby
Louis Batley (Hollyoaks), photo Piers Allardyce
Louis Batley (Hollyoaks) at the London Première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Linda Barker at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Linda Barker at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Laura Carmichael at the London Première of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby.
Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) with dancers Javier Torres & Dreda Blow at the London Premiere of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby
Ophelia Lovibond (Guardian of the Galaxy, Mr Popper's Penguins, Nowhere Boy), photo Piers Allardyce
Ophelian Lovibond (Mr Popper's Penguins, Nowhere Boy, Guardians of the Galaxy) at the London Première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
David Gyasi at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
David Gyasi (The Dark Knight Rises, Cloud Atlas, Doctor Who) at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby

It's amazing. The costumes scream decadence and elegance and really aid the story. I was really swept away.

David Gyasi

It's just spectacular, the strength and the skill. I used to practice ballet for 10 years and we go every Christmas but I've never seen anything like that. The choreography is really, really inspired. It's one of my favourite novels as well. It reflects the tone of the novel so beautifully. I'm really enjoying it.

Ophelia Lovibond

Sarah Hadland at the London Première of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby.
Sarah Hadland (Miranda, Quantum of Solace) with dancers Javier Torres & Dreda Blow at the London Premiere of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby
Louise Brealey (Sherlock), photo Piers Allardyce
Louise Brealey (Sherlock) at the London Première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Bill Milner at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Bill Milner (Son of Rambo, X-Men: First Class) at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Mrs & Mr Johnny Ball at the London Première of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby.
Mrs & Mr Johnny Ball at the London Premiere of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby
Tom Cullen (left) & Rupert Evans (right), photo Piers Allardyce
Tom Cullen (left) & Rupert Evans (right) at the London Première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Artist Jack Vettriano & friend at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Artist Jack Vettriano & friend at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby

Bloody marvellous! Really spectacular. It really is tremendous.

Johnny Ball

Thomasina Miers (Masterchef winner and founder of Wahaca) at the London Première of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby.
Thomasina Miers (Masterchef 2005 winner and founder of Wahaca) at the London Premiere of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby
Jill Halfpenny, photo Piers Allardyce
Jill Halfpenny with Northern Ballet dancers Javier Torres & Dreda Blow at the London Première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Designer Pam Hogg & Juliet Larth, photo Piers Allardyce
Designer Pam Hogg & Juliette Larthe at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby

It's absolutely incredible. The outfits, the costumes are absolutely beautiful. Why can't you buy dresses like that on the high street? It's completely divine.

Thomasina Miers

Dan Lobb (Daybreak) at the London Première of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby.
Dan Lobb (Daybreak) at the London Premiere of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby
Ferdinand Kingsley, Javier Torres, dreda Blow & Sir Ben Kingsley, photo Piers Allardyce
Ferdinand & Sir Ben Kingsley with Northern Ballet dancers Javier Torres & Dreda Blow at the London Première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Strictly Come Dancing judges Craig Revel Horwood & Darcey Bussell, photo Piers Allardyce
Strictly Come Dancing judges Craig Revel Horwood & Darcey Bussell, photo Piers Allardyce

I've never seen anything quite like it. I'm fairly new to ballet! It's very cool and incredibly beautiful. It's always interesting to see a different re-telling of a famous old story.

Dan Lobb

Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones) at the London Première of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby.
Oona Chaplin (Game of Thrones) with Javier Torres and Dreda Blow at the London Premiere of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby
Linda Barker & Gok Wan, photo Piers Allardyce
Linda Barker & Gok Wan at the London Première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Sir Ben Kingsley & Louise Brealey. Photo Piers Allardyce.
Sir Ben Kingsley & Louise Brealey, photo Piers Allardyce
Craig Revel Horwood and Jill Halfpenny at the London Première of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby.
Craig Revel Horwood & Jill Halfpenny at the London Premiere of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby
Darcey Bussell with Northern Ballet dancers Javier Torres & Dreda Blow.
Darcey Bussell with Northern Ballet dancers Javier Torres & Dreda Blow at the London Première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Oona Chaplin, Eddie Redmayne & Rachael Stirling.
Oona Chaplin, Eddie Redmayne & Rachael Stirling.
Tuppence Middleton at the London Première of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby.
Tuppence Middleton with Northern Ballet dancers Javier Torres & Dreda Blow at the London Premiere of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby
Eddie Redmayne.
Eddie Redmayne at the London Première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Rupert Evans at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby.
Rupert Evans at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Rachael Stirling at the London Première of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby.
Rachael Stirling at the London Premiere of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby
Sarah Hadland at the London première of The Great Gatsby ballet.
Sarah Hadland at the London Première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Linda Barker at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby.
Linda Barker with Northern Ballet dancers Javier torres & Dreda Blow at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby

It's absolutely amazing. So beautifully done. The choreography, the dancing, the costumes. It's just completely beautiful.

Sarah Hadland

Linda Barker at the London Première of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby.
Linda Barker at the London Premiere of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby
Rachael Stirling & Oona Chaplin at the London première of The Great Gatsby ballet.
Rachael Stirling & Oona Chaplin at the London Première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby
Laura Carmichael at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby.
Laura Carmichael at the London première of David Nixon's The Great Gatsby

It's ravishing and inventive and mind blowing and it's a privilege to be here.

Rachael Stirling

Craig Revel Horwood at the London Première of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby.
Craig Revel Horwood at the London Premiere of Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby
Northern Ballet dancers Martha Leebolt & Tobias Batley
Northern Ballet dancers Martha Leebolt & Tobias Batley
Northern Ballet dancers Javier Torres & Dreda Blow
Northern Ballet dancers Javier Torres & Dreda Blow

All photos Piers Allardyce.