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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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