West End stars unite for online concert revival of Gatsby - A Musical at Cadogan Hall
Streaming: Friday 26th – Sunday 28th February 2021
“IF YOU CAN’T GO TO THE SPEAKEASY DARLING, HAVE THE SPEAKEASY COME TO YOU”
Zelda Fitzgerald (probably)
Following sell-out live success and an Offie nomination for Best New Musical, this captivating, socially-distancedrevival will be filmed in the historic Cadogan Hall and made available to stream online from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 February 2021.
Acclaimed West End talent Jodie Steele (Heathers; Six TheMusical) joins the digital concert rendition of Gatsby A Musical as leading-lady Daisy Buchanan, alongside Liam Doyle (Wicked; Legally Blonde) as Tom Buchannan, and Joe Frost (Jersey Boys; An Officer and a Gentleman) as George Wilson. The captivating socially-distanced revival will be filmed in the historic Cadogan Hall and made available to stream online from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th February 2021.
They will be joining the previously announced Ross William Wild (Elvis Presley in Million Dollar Quartet) in the titular role, and four-time Olivier Award nominee Emma Williams (Mrs Henderson Presents; Zorro) as Myrtle Wilson. Further casting includes Blake Patrick Anderson (RENT; Be More Chill), Chanice Alexander-Burnett (Motown the Musical; Beautiful – _the Carol King Musical), Lauren Chinery, Robert Grose, Oliver Mawdsley, and Tristan Pegg.
Adapted by director Linnie Reedman, with music and lyrics by Joe Evans, and arranged and orchestrated by Henry Brennan; this unmissable piece brings F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel to life for a semi-staged concert experience. Vibrant characters, popped corks, and infectious rhythms collide with personal conflicts and lost loves in this tragedy of the vanishing jazz era.
Jodie Steele comments, “I feel so grateful to visit this project and character again. I can’t wait to reunite with Daisy and her story, it's truly an honour to tell it. At a time when Theatre is struggling, it’s a proud moment for everyone involved in this project to aid in keeping the fire lit. Please buy a ticket to enjoy it from your living room- maybe dress in black tie attire and have a cocktail in hand for the occasion and it’ll feel like you’re there with us!”
When Daisy Buchanan revisits Jay Gatsby’s mansion seven years after leaving that world behind, she is trying to confront her past by reliving the dream she shared with Gatsby.But where is he? ‘You can’t repeat the past.’
With themes of loss, disappointment and ultimately hope for a better tomorrow, Gatsby is surprisingly resonant with the ‘roaring twenties’ we find ourselves in once again.
Show Gatsby A Musical
Dates Friday 26th – Sunday 28th February 2021, 7.30pm
Running Time 2 hours approximately (including interval)
Age Guidance 12+
Composer Joe Evans
Writer and Director Linnie Reedman
Arranged and orchestrated by Henry Brennan
Musical Director Greg Arrowsmith
Lighting Dom Warwick
Costume Supervisor Belle Mundi
Cast Chanice Alexander-Burnett, Lauren Chinery, Liam Doyle, Joe Frost, Robert Grose, Oliver Mawdsley, Blake Patrick Anderson, Tristan Pegg, Jodie Steele, Emma Williams and Ross William Wild
Image Credit Justin Williams Design