Ruby In The Dust Theater’s original adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel Gatsby The Musical arrives at Southwark Playhouse in December 2021.
This original tale is interwoven with the sophisticated harmony and fiery rhythm of jazz skillfully harnessed by composer Joe Evans and musical director Victoria Calver. Arranged and orchestrated by Henry Brennan, this uniquely American art form parallels the novel’s themes of enchantment, sorrow and optimism perfectly.
Jodie Steele (Heathers Theater Royal
Hay market; Six: The Musical, Kenny Wax) which tells the story through Daisy’s eyes. Jay Gatsby will be played by Ross William Wild (Spandau Ballet Million Dollar Quartet Mark Goucher) while Luke Bayer (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Original West End Cast; Rent Hope Mill Theater) will play Nick Carraway. Tom Buchanan will be directed by Bradley Clarkson (Guys and Dolls, Gordon Craig Theater; Dreamcoats Petticoats Playhouse Theater) and Robert Grose (Kinky Boots Adelphi Theater; Smokey Joe’s Café Prince of Wales) will bring the famous Woolfe gangster to life.
Julie Yammanee (Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Lazarus The David Bowie Project King’s Cross Theater) will play the tragic figure of Myrtle Wilson, with Juan Lobo
(In the Heights Bridewell Theater; Lend Me a Tenor) as George Wilson. Freddie Love (Carmen – Mediterranean Opera Studio Festival; A Little Night Music Hawaii Performing Arts Festival) as Jordan Baker and Oliver Mawdsley (Miss Nightingale Mr Bugg Presents; Peterloo Thin Man Films) as Owl Eyes also bring the 1920s vibe and Speakeasy on stage alongside Tristan Pegg (The Merry Wives of Windsor RSC) and Ash Weir, taking on all other roles.
Gatsby: The Musical has seen previous hits like a sold-out concert at the Crazy Roosters in Piccadilly and an online concert broadcast at Cadogan Hall. This production not only revels in the decadence of the time, but brings out the relevance of the story for today. Ruby in the Dust Theater is set to enchant audiences once again with decadent music, elegant rhythm and talented cast at the Southwark Playhouse in December.