THE GREAT GATSBY - theatre film by The Wardrobe Ensemble & The Wardrobe Theatre


A unique two-woman retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, a co-production from The Wardrobe Ensemble (Education, Education, Education) and The Wardrobe Theatre (Drac & Jill)

Filmed at The Wardrobe Theatre (Bristol, UK) in January 2021

“I’m going to fix everything just the way it was before,” he said, nodding determinedly.

Invited to an extravagant party in a Long Island mansion, young bachelor Nick Carraway is intrigued by the flamboyant host, Jay Gatsby; a self-made, self-invented millionaire with a mysterious past. As the two strike up an unlikely friendship, a cocktail soaked story of memory, money and lost love unfolds.

Founded in Bristol in 2011, this year marks a decade for both The Wardrobe Ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre, an anniversary we’re celebrating with this exciting new collaboration. Adapted within the grips of an international pandemic, The Great Gatsby is a witty, creative new co-production from the people who brought you Education, Education, Education, The Last Of The Pelican Daughters, 1972: The Future of Sex, (The Wardrobe Ensemble) and Drac & Jill, Oedipuss In Boots, Rocky Shock Horror (The Wardrobe Theatre).

“Intricately inventive... It reels us in and distils the spirit of Fitzgerald's story in its own small, beautiful way.”
★★★★ The Guardian

“Captures the essence of the novel and its resonance.”
★★★★ The Stage

“Filled with wry inventiveness… The show evokes as much nostalgia for when we could be in rooms getting drunk with other people, as it does for the roaring twenties.”
Exeunt Magazine

Click here to watch a free Q&A with the cast and creative team of The Great Gatsby (recommended to view after watching the film)


After purchasing a ticket for The Great Gatsby you will receive an email with a unique link to watch the film of the show online at any point between 8th September - 23rd October 2021. Your film link is useable on 1 device of your choice. It is a unique link and once used on your device of choice, it will not work on any other device. The film is available to watch for 3 days once you start watching the video, after that your link will expire. For full details of how this video-on-demand stream works and what you need to access it, click here.


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Catch The Great Gatsby live in-person as it tours the UK this Autumn at these venues:
The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol: 8 September – 2 October: CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
The North Wall, Oxford: 7 - 9 October: CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Corn Exchange, Newbury: 12 - 13 October: CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Theatre Royal Plymouth: 19 - 23 October: CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

A Wardrobe Ensemble and Wardrobe Theatre co-production
Adapted by the company from the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
– Tom Brennan
– Tamsin Hurtado Clarke, Jesse Meadows
- Katie Sykes
Composer & Sound Design
– Tom Crosley-Thorne
Filming, Editing & Photography
– Jack Offord
Camera Operators
- Matthew Joiner & Michael Sides
Click here for full show credits
The Great Gatsby was created with support from Arts Council England

Film length: 1 hour 37 minutes



Suitable for ages 12+