Everyman presents: The Great Gatsby

Our sincere apologies – our final performances today (Saturday matinee & evening) have been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause you. Please contact the Chapter Box Office regarding refunds.

 

“Gatsby… there was something gorgeous about him…some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life…”

So wrote F Scott Fitzgerald in 1925 when he penned his classic novel of the mysterious, elusive man they came to call The Great Gatsby.

Jay Gatsby, a self made millionaire passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Newcomer Nick Carraway is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger.  The breath-taking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in this rarely performed adaptation by Simon Levy.

“A clean, imaginative and sometimes surreal work”

Director Jackie Hurley, pianist Gwyn Morgan and their highly talented cast of actors and singers invite you to spend a few hours in the glitter and glamour of West Egg, Manhattan in the company of the Buchanans and the fabulous Gatsby.

“By the end of the evening there was a longing to see it all again. And then again…

“This adaptation clearly understood that Fitzgerald’s words are sacred and can’t be improved upon”

“The Jazz Age” started almost one hundred years ago in 1919 post war America and lasted until the Wall Street crash in 1929. It was an age of corrupt financial dealings, when the opportunity of wealth made investors of everyone from high ranking bankers to shop girls. False bonds and fake shares falsely inflated America’s wealth.

This was also the Prohibition period where huge financial wealth was created by the illegal making and selling of alcohol.

Then there was also the jazz, the clubs, the liquor and the glitz…

“Oh, ain’t we got fun!”

 


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