The Olivier Award-winning producers of Immersive Everywhere, led by Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook – are to bring back what is the longest ever running immersive theatrical production ever to be staged in London this autumn as THE GREAT GATSBY is to reopen in the West End at Gatsby’s Mansion at Immersive LDN from September 16th with a press night on Friday 24th September to mark what would have been F Scott’s Fitzgerald’s 125th birthday.
The cast of The Great Gatsby has now been announced and will feature Jessica Hern starring as ‘Jordan Baker’ alongside Lucinda Turner as ‘Daisy Buchanan’. Oliver Towse is to play ‘Gatsby’ and other notable cast members include Lucinda Turner in the role of ‘Daisy’, Hugh Stubbins as ‘Nick’, Jermaine Dominique as ‘Tom’, Aminita Francis as ‘Myrtle Wilson’, Steve McCourt as ‘George Wilson’, Alex Wingfield as ‘Rosy Rosenthal’, Aimee Barrett as ‘Lucille’ and Greg Fossard will play the part of ‘Joey’.
Jay Gatsby extends his invitation for you to join him at one of his infamous parties at the height of the glorious 'Roaring Twenties', The man himself is the perfect host, and as the champagne flows, the drama begins to unfold in what is a hedonistic world of red hot rhythms, bootleg booze, and pure jazz age self-indulgence, so be sure to dress up to the nines and be ready to immerse yourself into this heart-racing adaption of F Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal story as this really is the hottest ticket in town!
Along with the rest of the West End, The Great Gatsby was forced to close its doors in March 2020 by the Covid-19 pandemic. Although the show did briefly re-open incorporating new safety measures and under socially distanced conditions at the beginning of October last year, the show was then forced to close again due to the lockdown a month later.
The new booking period to purchase tickets to THE GREAT GATSBY will be available from September 16th until January 16th, 2022, and the production – which will now return to its original format, and at full capacity – although it will nevertheless follow all current government guidelines and Covid safety measures.
Producers Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook said of the reopening “We are delighted to be unveiling a spectacular new cast and can’t wait to welcome our audience through the doors to Gatsby in its full-throttle immersive format. To see our audience spellbound by storytelling and dancing the Charleston together again will be an absolute joy. Gatsby’s back.”
The Society of London Theatre & UK Theatre’s has granted IMMERSIVE LDN the use of the 'See It Safely' mark which certifies that the venue complies with the latest Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring the safety of both audiences and staff.
IMMERSIVE | LDN is a huge 32,000sq ft historic building situated right in the heart of Mayfair, which includes three floors of event spaces and immersive theatre specifically designated for performance, events, live gaming, private parties, and escape rooms.
The show was first conceived back in 2015 when producer Brian Hook and director Alexander Wright ran The Fleeting Arms – a community and pop arts pub located within an abandoned building in York. The show was staged in 2016 in York and was shortly joined thereafter by a parallel production in Sheffield, produced by the Guild of Misrule. The Great Gatsby eventually arrived in London in 2017, as part of the VAULT Festival and sold out prior to the opening night in its first home in the capital at Gatsby’s Drugstore in London SE1 and has now become the longest-running immersive production in the UK.
Performances of The Great Gatsby – Immersive London will resume on September 16th and tickets are on sale now.