THE GREAT GATSBY (by The Wardrobe Ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre)
A unique two-woman retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, a new 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.”
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)
HOW IT WORKS
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 1st March - 11th April 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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A Wardrobe Ensemble and Wardrobe Theatre co-production
Adapted by the company from the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Director – Tom Brennan
Cast – Tamsin Hurtado Clarke, Jesse Meadows
Designer – 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+