A final extension for London’s longest running immersive theatrical production THE GREAT GATSBY has been announced and will close at Gatsby’s Mansion on 7 January 2023.
Welcome back to the roaring twenties! Jay Gatsby invites you to one of his infamous parties. The champagne flows and as the drama unfolds the man himself will be the perfect host. As invites go, this is the hottest ticket in town. A hedonistic world of red-hot rhythms, bootleg liquor and pure jazz age self-indulgence awaits. Dress to the nines and immerse yourself in this heart racing adaption of F Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal tale.
First conceived in 2015 when director Alexander Wright and producer Brian Hook were running The Fleeting Arms – a pop arts and community pub in an abandoned building in York, the show has subsequently run in fourteen other venues worldwide.
The Great Gatsby first came to London as part of VAULT Festival in 2017 before moving to Gatsby’s Drugstore in London SE1 and transferring to Gatsby’s Mansion in the West End in 2019. Forced to close in March 2020 by the pandemic, it was one of the first shows to re-open that year under socially distanced conditions before its forced closure in November due to the subsequent lockdown. It reopened in September 2021 back to its original pre-pandemic format, and with the venue at full capacity.
Elliot Liburd – whose immersive credits include The Third Day: Autumn for Punchdrunk and Sky TV, and Sherlock Holmes: an online adventure for Les Enfants Terribles plays ‘Jay Gatsby’. Safeena Ladha – a 2020 graduate who made her West End debut as Stick Lady Love in StickMan Live at the Leicester Square Theatre- plays ‘Daisy’. Greg Fossard will play ‘Nick Carraway’, Steve McCourt will continue in the role of ‘George Wilson’ and Jessica Hern will continue in the role of ‘Jordan Baker’. Euan Wilson will take the role of ‘Tom Buchanan’, Aimee Barrett will continue in the role of ‘Myrtle Wilson’ and Sophia Lewis will continue in the role of ‘Lucille’. New company members Harry Pudwell will take the role of ‘Rosy Rosenthal’, and Toby Gordon as ‘Joey’.