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Gatsby hold Daisy aloft against a fantsy golden background
A ballet by David Nixon CBE

The Great Gatsby

Book Tickets

The 1920s roar back to life in Northern Ballet’s Jazz Age smash.  

Jay Gatsby’s Long Island mansion buzzes day and night with the young, the rich and the beautiful. But as the champagne flows at his glitzy parties, glamour and romance give way to jealousy and tragedy. Because here in Prohibition-era New York, everybody has something to hide…

'Elegance and flair from top to toe'
The Stage
‘Brimming with passion’
Sunday Mirror
‘Nixon's choreography really flies’
The Guardian
The Telegraph
Yorkshire Post

Northern Ballet’s acclaimed production of F Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel is back for 2023, lifted from page to stage by David Nixon CBE’s glorious choreography and Richard Rodney Bennett CBE’s dazzling score.  

It’s the party to end all parties – and you won’t want to miss it. 

Audio Described performance available at all venues.

Audio Described performance dates 

Running time 2 hours 16 minutes (approximately)

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Northern Ballet Patrons get a complimentary ticket to The Great Gatsby, and an exclusive invite to a VIP reception at the theatre in the company of some of our dancers. Sign up as a Patron today to claim your invitation and celebrate at the theatre in style!

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Northern Ballet dancer Riku Ito jumping impossibly high during the Charleston in The Great Gatsby. Photo Emma Kaudlahr.
Blonde female dancer in arabesque wearing a flowing white dress while a friend looks on
Daisy being held by Jay while they look into one another's eyes with love
Javier Torres and Dominique Larose in The Great Gatsby. Photo Emma Kauldhar
Dancer in a burgundy 20s-style dress stands with her hands in a classic flapper pose
Two dancers dressed in smart white clothes gaze lovingly into one another's eyes whilst hold hands

Creative Team

Choreography, Direction, Scenario & Costume Design
Co-direction & Scenario
Set Design
Lighting Design
Music Advisor
Costume Design Assistant

Photos Guy Farrow, Emily Nuttall, Johan Persson, Riku Ito, and Emma Kauldhar.