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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 touring, here is what we are performing in the coming months...

For full tour venues and dates see the national tour listings.

Previously toured to...


Leeds Sheffield Edinburgh Hull Belfast Milton Keynes Cardiff Norwich London


Woking Nottingham Canterbury Bradford


London Norwich


Shanghai Beijing