Northern Ballet to stage American classic The Great Gatsby

March 26, 2012

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Northern Ballet to stage American classic The Great Gatsby

Northern Ballet is thrilled to announce an exciting new full-length ballet, The Great Gatsby, for 2013.


Choreographed by David Nixon OBE, the ballet will be adapted from the classic novel by F Scott Fitzgerald. On New York’s Long Island, in the heady, indulgent days of the 1920s, Nick Caraway 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 slip Caraway comes to see the loneliness, obsession and tragedy that lie beneath.


With choreography, direction and costumes by David Nixon, co-direction by Patricia Doyle and sets by Jerome Kaplan, the Great Gatsby promises to be a stunning retelling of one of the most compelling stories of the twentieth century.


This is David Nixon’s fourteenth new ballet for Northern Ballet, where he has been Artistic Director since 2001, and it follows on from his most recent successes,  Beauty & the Beast and Cleopatra, both of which premièred in 2011.


The Great Gatsby will have its World Première on Saturday 2 March 2013 at Leeds Grand Theatre.  

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