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Ginger Hibiscus | LOOK AHEAD: The Great Gatsby at Sadler's Wells
Ginger Hibiscus | LOOK AHEAD: The Great Gatsby at Sadler's Wells
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23 Feb LOOK AHEAD: The Great Gatsby at Sadler’s Wells

Choreography, Direction & Scenario – David Nixon OBE
Co-Direction & Scenario – Patricia Doyle
Costume Design – David Nixon OBE
Set Design – Jérôme Kaplan
Lighting Design – Tim Mitchell
Music – Sir Richard Rodney Bennett CBE
Orchestrations – John Longstaff & Gavin Sutherland
Music Advisor – Anthony Meredith

Northern Ballet is returning to Sadler’s Wells with the sell-out American classic The Great Gatsby, an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s novel of the same name. Bringing the glamour and seduction of the roaring twenties to the stage, the company will perform The Great Gatsby in London from 24 – 28 March 2015, coinciding with the 90th anniversary of the novel.

The show had its world première in Leeds in March 2013, followed by a national tour including a sell-out season in London at Sadler’s Wells. Set on New York’s Long Island, in the heady, indulgent days of the 1920s, Nick Carraway 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 crumble, Carraway comes to see the loneliness, obsession and tragedy that lie beneath.

Nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Achievement in Dance, The Great Gatsby is choreographed by David Nixon OBE and earned him a nomination for Best Classical Choreography in the 2014 National Dance Awards. It is David Nixon’s fourteenth new ballet for Northern Ballet, where he has been Artistic Director since 2001.

David Nixon said: ‘The Great Gatsby is an American classic from an iconic era. The 1920s were a time of exuberance, extravagance and style in pre-depression America and The Great Gatsby incorporates these themes within what is essentially a wonderful love story. The costumes replicate the fashions from the 1920s which are still heavily influencing the trends of today and the music by Sir Rodney Bennett CBE is instantly recognisable, transporting the audience straight back to the jazz age. Reimagining popular classic stories is Northern Ballet’s specialty and The Great Gatsby has everything for a great ballet: a love triangle, decadence, desperation and heartbreak.’

Venue: Sadler’s Wells
Dates: 24 – 28 March 2015
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