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The Great Gatsby - more information

Published on Thursday 22 March, 2012

Northern Ballet is thrilled to announce an exciting new full-length ballet for 2013.

The Great Gatsby, choreographed by David Nixon OBE, is adapted from the classic novel by F Scott Fitzgerald. On New York's Long Island, in the heady, indulgent days of the 1920s, Nick Caraway comes to know his infamous neighbour Jay Gatsby – a mysterious millionaire with a secret past and a penchant for lavish parties. As the sparkling façade of Gatsby's world begins to slip Caraway comes to see the loneliness, obsession and tragedy that lie beneath.

With choreography, direction and costumes by David Nixon, co-direction by Patricia Doyle and sets by Jerome Kaplan, The Great Gatsby promises to be a stunning retelling of one of the most compelling stories of the twentieth century.

The Great Gatsby will have its World Première on Saturday 2 March 2013 at Leeds Grand Theatre.


  • Choreography, Direction, Scenario, Costume Design by David Nixon
  • Co Direction, Scenario by Patricia Doyle
  • Set Design by Jerome Kaplan
  • Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell

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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
020 7863 8000
Bradford Alhambra Theatre
01274 432000
Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787
Nottingham Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555
Woking New Victoria Theatre
0844 871 7645
London Sadler's Wells
020 7863 8000
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.