F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is considered to be one of the great American novels, and Fitzgerald's best work. It's no surprise then that it has inspired adaptations across film, TV, music and more from its release in the 20s to the current day.
Following the World Première of our own adaptation of this classic novel we look back (and forwards) to some of the most noteable adaptations.
Jay Gatsby (aka Tobias Batley) tells us a little more about himself...
Describe yourself in three words
Romantic, introspective and loyal
What’s your favourite cocktail?
My man, at my lunchtime haunt in town would tell you I prefer a Highball. But in the evening I unwind with a French 75.
We are delighted the The Great Gatsby will be performed to the music of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, world-class composer and jazz musician.
Richard Rodney Bennett was born 29 March 1936 in Broadstairs, Kent. He enrolled in the Royal Academy of Music in 1953 and then went on to study in Paris in 1957 – 1959 with the French Composer Pierre Boulez. Bennett wrote his first musical score for ballet in 1980 with the ballet Isadora and then in 1981 he wrote the music for Noctuary, a ballet by Macmillian yet to be performed.