Maria Aberg ([BLANK]The White Devil) directs this vivid new production, plunging us headfirst into a seductive and murky world of love, money and glamour.

A Bristol Old Vic, Northern Stage, English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Oxford Playhouse, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre production

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Under a stormy sky, a young man digs for clams in the mud. In an instant, he’s faced with a choice: Stay safe and scrabble in the dirt for a few extra dollars? Or risk everything – past, present and future – for the chance of a better life?

In a post-war world of opportunity, ruthlessness and corruption, Gatsby gambles it all for a shot at the American dream. But when that dream is a commodity like any other, who really profits and who is forced to pay the price?

As the US votes on its next president, this radical reimagining of Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic takes us back to the moment when the power structures of today took root.

Show postponed

Due to the uncertainty as to when and how theatres will be able to start putting on live performances again, we have made the very difficult decision to postpone our autumn season. We will look to reschedule this show as soon as possible.


** For best visibility for our BSL performances we would advise sitting in section 1.
* For best visibility of our caption units, we would recommend sitting in rows E – L in section 1.

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available. To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151. 

Booking for this event has now closed.