THE GREAT GATSBY returns to London stage - Baz Luhrmann's film opens Cannes Film Festival same week

Matilda Sturridge plays Daisy
Photo by Patrick Dodds
Riverside Studios

On the day it's announced that Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will open the 66th Cannes Film Festival  on Wednesday May 15, Ruby in the Dust's acclaimed  stage production will return for a further London season at Riverside Studios the same week. 

On its world premiere in 2012, The Great Gatsby’s sold-out run at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington, led to three Off West Award nominations for Best Musical, Best Costume Designer and Best Lighting Designer and it was named Time Out’s Show of the Week.

Now the critically acclaimed play with music, based on the classic American novel by F Scott Fitzgerald, with actors doubling up as musicians, is returning for a second London season, at Riverside Studios, from Tuesday 21 May,  this time with the addition of new orchestrations, and choreography by award-winning Lee Proud, who is joining the creative team. 

Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach... Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel. 

Matilda Sturridge will once again play the pivotal central role of Daisy Buchanan, the woman for whom Gatsby would sacrifice everything for. Other cast to be announced.

Produced by Ruby In The Dust, The Great Gatsby, will run in rep from Tuesday 21 May - Saturday 8 June together with the world premiere of their new musical, Hutch, about Leslie ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson, London’s most popular cabaret attraction of the 20s and 30s, whose love affair with both Cole Porter and Edwina, wife of Lord Louis Mountbatten, caused a high society scandal.

Press night for The Great Gatsby is Friday 24 May at 7.45pm

The Great Gatsby is adapted by Joe Evans and Linnie Reedman. Original Music and lyrics by Joe Evans. Directed by Linnie Reedman. Designer Christopher Hone. Costumes Belle Mundi. Lighting Designer Seth Rook-Williams. Choreographer Lee Proud. Music Orchestrations Chris Walker.

Reviews for the 2012 world premiere of The Great Gatsby

“Composer Joe Evans's music and lyrics evoke the decadent rush of the jazz era and its seedy underbelly. A well-executed, 
at times affecting and stylish production.” 
Time Out – Show of the Week

“It revels delectably in the period glitz and, with actors doubling up as musicians, deftly harnesses the yearning beat of jazz that echoes so perfectly the strains of heartbreak and disenchantment.” Metro

“With delicate performance, oozing class ... this musical adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's novel grips throughout.” 
The Telegraph

“The Great Gatsby has both style and heart.” Evening Standard

Listings information

The Great Gatsby

Crisp Road
London W6 9RL

BOX OFFICE 0208 237 1111

Tuesday 21 May – Saturday 8 June

(playing in rep with Hutch) 

Press Night
Friday 24 May at 7.45 pm

Performance schedule
Tuesday 21 May at 7.45pm
Wednesday 22 May at 7.45pm
Thursday 23 May at 2.45pm & 7.45pm
Friday 24 May at 7.45pm
Saturday 25 May at 2.45pm & 7.45pm
Sunday 26 May at 7.45pm
Thursday 30 May at 2.45pm & 7.45pm
Sunday 2 June at 7.45pm
Tuesday 4 June at 7.45pm
Wednesday 5 June at 7,45pm
Friday 7 June at 7.45pm
Saturday 8 June at 2.45pm 

Tickets £17.50 (£15.00 concs.)
Previews all seats £15.00