Great Gatsby starts run at Derby Theatre

A sparkling new stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby will run at Derby Theatre from Tuesday February 9 until Saturday February 13.

Friday, 5th February 2016, 11:00 am

The Great Gatsby is brought to life by acclaimed Blackeye Theatre and has been commissioned to mark the 90th anniversary of the novel’s publication.

Recreating the sights, sounds and feel of America’s roaring 20s, as seen through the eyes of Nick Carraway, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece is a brilliant evocation of a society obsessed with wealth and status.

Adapted by Stephen Sharkey, this exciting new production features fabulous live music alongside the timeless language of Fitzgerald’s Great American Novel to create a truly fresh and inspiring theatrical experience.

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Remaining faithful to the spirit of the original, this adaptation brings the much-loved novel to life to create a character-driven piece of theatre.

Director Eliot Giuralarocca said: “Stephen Sharkey has shaped and distilled Fitzgerald’s novel into a muscular and narrative-driven portrait of the Jazz Age, full of cool, sexy, stiletto-sharp dialogue as cool as ice in a cocktail.

“Throw into the mix our wonderful design team, seven fabulously talented actors, who all sing, dance and play instruments, and we have all the ingredients needed to give the audience a wonderful party and bring this Great American masterpiece roaring to life.”

Tickets are priced at £15 - £26.50. To book tickets call 01332 593939 or visit