APR 6 - APR 30
Tuesday – Saturday, 7:30pm (Saturday and Sunday matinees, 2.30pm), 120 mins (incl. interval)
Ruby in the Dust presented their first show at the Union Theatre in March 2006. To mark their tenth anniversary, they are returning with their iconic production of Gatsby, specially tailored to suit the seductive environs of the Union Theatre’s intimate space.
“Evokes the decadent rush of the jazz era and its seedy underbelly” (Time Out)
We find Meyer Wolfsheim in his favourite ‘speakeasy’ having received the shock of his life. “When a man gets killed – I keep out!”. But this time there’s something else; something – or someone – that draws him into Gatsby’s world. Watch the characters of F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby come to life as they weave their way through the famous story and unravel the mystery that is Jay Gatsby.
Gatsby: the epitome of glitz, glamour and the end of the American Dream. The Roaring Twenties are heading towards their invariable crash, the party’s almost over.
“…revels delectably in the period glitz… and deftly harnesses the yearning beat of jazz that echoes so perfectly the novel’s strains of heartbreak and disenchantment” (Metro)
Gatsby was first presented by Ruby in the Dust in 2012 at the King’s Head Theatre, and again in 2013 at the Riverside Studios, and was greeted with wide acclaim and sell out audiences on both occasions.
Ruby In The Dust have gained a reputation for integrating original music into the text, and in their decade as a theatre company, have proven themselves to be a launching pad for some of the exciting, emerging talent in the theatre industry, including Olivia Vinall (National Theatre), Matthew James Thomas (Spiderman and Pippin on Broadway), Jack Fox (Fresh Meat and Mr Selfridge), Daisy Bevan (Elizabeth and The Two Faces of January) and Matilda Sturridge (Pramface and The Borgias).
“Oozing class… this musical adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel grips throughout” (The Telegraph)
“the epitome of rollicking good fun (…) a terrific production” (What’s On Stage on Alex Sutton’s Merrie England)
**** “endearing (…) original” (The Evening Standard on Alex Sutton’s Crocodile)