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Gatsby previews

Here are some press previews from 2013, when The Great Gatsby had its première...

Yorkshire Post

Interpreting the Gatsby era through dance

  • Nick Ahad - 1 Mar 2013

Tomorrow night Northern Ballet unveils the latest work from artistic director David Nixon. Arts correspondent Nick Ahad watches the choreographer in rehearsal.

Read full article on Yorkshire Post

Dance Europe

The Great Gatsby

  • Mike Dixon - March 2013 (pages 30-35)

Watching [David] Nixon rehearsing the ensemble in a Charlseton routine, adding completely new phrases and elegant grace notes, opens one's eyes immediately to the adroit facility he has for creating first-rate choreography.

Mike Dixon - Dance Europe March 2013

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The List

The Great Gatsby enjoys resurgence on stage & screen

  • Kelly Apter - 20 Feb 2013

Luhrmann has Fitzgerald’s text to convey the novel’s emotional intent, but David Nixon, choreographer with Leeds-based company Northern Ballet, has had to find other ways to communicate the sense of love, loss and longing. According to him, in some ways, it was easier to demonstrate it through dance.

Read full article on The List

The York Press

The Great Gatsby

  • Charles Hutchinson - 28 Feb 2013

In the year of Baz Luhrmann’s new screen version of The Great Gatsby, Nixon’s stylish new ballet opens on home soil at Leeds Grand Theatre on Saturday for a week’s run and later visits Hull New Theatre from April 3 to 6 on its spring tour.

Read full article on The York Press

Postcode Gazette

Northern Ballet to stage American classic

  • Suzanne Rutter - 26 Feb 2013

The show will is set in New York in the 1920s and tells the story of Nick Caraway and how he comes to know his infamous neighbour Jay Gatsby – a mysterious millionaire with a secret past and a penchant for lavish parties.

Read full article on Postcode Gazette


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...

Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts
+86 10 6655 0000
Shanghai Grand Theatre
+86 21 6372 8701
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.