Northern Ballet: The Great Gatsby
Northern Ballet returns to Sadler's Wells with The Great Gatsby, a full length ballet for 2015, after achieving great success with Cleopatra in 2011. On New York's Long Island in the heady, Indulgent days of the 1920's, young Midwesterner Nick Carraway meets his infamous neighbour Jay Gatsby- a mysterious millionaire with a secret past and a penchant for lavish parties. As the sparkling facade of Gatsby's world begins to slip, Carraway comes to see the loneliness, obsession and tragedy that lie beneath. Adapted from the classic novel by F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby is directed and choreographed by Artistic Director David Nixon OBE, with co- direction from Patricia Doyle, sets by Jerome Kaplan, lighting by Tim Mitchell and costumes also by David Nixon. As The Great Gatsby enjoys a huge resurgence in popularity, this promises to be a stunning retelling of one of the 20th Century's most compelling stories, brought to life by a remarkable company.