The Great Gatsby returns this Autumn
London theatre news: Monday 8 June 2020
Immersive - Shows
The Great Gatsby's Party will return in immersive form this Autumn re-imagined as a 1920s masquerade ball enabling audiences to wear masks and gloves.
Image courtesy Guild of Misrule and Immersive Everywhere
The Guild of Misrule and Immersive Everywhere's critically acclaimed THE GREAT GATSBY, created and directed by Alexander Wright - which had previously set a record as the UK's longest running immersive production - is planning to re-open at West End venue IMMERSIVE LDN from Thursday 1 October 2020.
As with productions all across the UK, the show was forced to close down in March, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Olivier Award winning producers Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook have re-imagined and re-set the production as an Art Deco Masquerade Ball, with audience members wearing compulsory face coverings to complement their fabulous attire.
The capacity of the venue will be significantly reduced to help patrons - coming as individuals or in household groups - to keep a safe distance from others; and the nature of the show means that audience members can choose where they stand and move throughout the performance, naturally enabling social distancing.
The show content is being altered and updated to avoid any activity that would be considered high risk, and the actors will be further trained to keep groups of audience following the story, whilst remaining at a safe distance.
Amongst other measures to ensure full compliance with government Covid-Secure guidelines, temperature checks will be undertaken for audience and staff on arrival.
The venue will be deep cleaned before and after every performance, bar equipment sterilised, and hand sanitisers will be available throughout the venue.
The Producers are confident that smaller-scale immersive productions are inherently suited to social distancing measures and will be able to open safely in that time frame, complying with the expected government guidelines on mass gatherings, social distancing and good hygiene practices.
The hope is that the immersive nature of THE GREAT GATSBY might enable it to be the first long running show to responsibly re-open in 2020.
Here's the trailer ...
Show listing information
Jay Gatsby invites you to one of his infamous large parties.
Re-imagined and re-set to meet Covid-19 secure guidelines, the champagne flows and as the drama unfolds the man himself will be the perfect host.
As invites go, this is the hottest in town.
A hedonistic world of red hot rhythms, bootleg liquor and pure jazz age self-indulgence awaits.
Don your masquerade, dress to the nines and immerse yourself in this heart racing adaption of F Scott Fitzgerald's seminal tale of the Roaring Twenties.
With international productions across three continents, Olivier Award winning producers bring you London's longest running immersive theatrical production.
Jay Gatsby - Craig Hamilton
Daisy Buchanan - Lizzie Grace
Tom Buchanan - Dean Graham
Nick Carraway - James Lawrence
Jordan Baker - Ivy Corbin
Myrtle Wilson - MJ Lee
George Wilson - Lucas Jones
Rosy Rosenthal - Hugh Stubbins
Joey - Alex Wingfield
Lucille - Aimee Barrett
Author: F Scott Fitzgerald, adapted by Alexander Wright
Composer: Glen Brown & Tendai Humphrey Sitima, David Sims (additional compositions)
Director: Alexander Wright
Designer: Casey Jay Andrews
Costume designer: Heledd Rees
Choreography: Holly Beasley-Garrigan
Lighting: Rachel Sampley
Production: The Guild Of Misrule and Immersive Everywhere
From: Thursday 1 October 2020
Booking until: Sunday 31 January 2021
Standard: From £35
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