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

SOLD OUT

Dance workshop on stage followed by Northern Ballet Revealed & opportunity to watch Company class.

Northern Ballet revealed Thursday 02 October 2014
£5 (Free for Northern Ballet Friends)

30 minute talk followed by the opportunity to watch Company class

Production Event Thursday 02 October 2014
Free to ticket holders

Post show talk and demonstration on the production, delivered by the Technical team

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
Post show talk Wednesday 12 November 2014
Free to ticket holders

30 minute talk on the Company and production, delivered by a member of the team

Insight workshop and touch tour for the visually impaired Saturday 15 November 2014
Free to ticket holders

Workshop from 11am - 12.15pm, touch tour 12.45 - 1.15pm

Audio described performance Saturday 15 November 2014

Pre-show notes from 2.15pm, performance begins 2.30pm

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Event Details Theatre Dates Box office
The Great Gatsby
Woking, New Victoria Theatre

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7.30
7.30
2.30
7.30
7.30
2.30
7.30
0844 871 7645
The Great Gatsby
Nottingham, Theatre Royal

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7.30
7.30
2.00
7.30
7.30
2.30
7.30
0115 989 5555
The Great Gatsby
Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre

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7.30
7.30
2.30
7.30
7.30
2.30
7.30
01227 787787
The Great Gatsby
Bradford, Alhambra Theatre

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7.30
7.30
2.00
7.30
7.30
2.30
7.30
01274 432 000
The Great Gatsby
London, Sadler's Wells

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0844 412 4300
The Great Gatsby
Norwich, Theatre Royal

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M T W T F S S
7.30
7.30
2.30
7.30
7.30
2.30
7.30
01603 630 000

Dates, times and productions are subject to change without notice.