Ruby in the Dust’s Gatsby, which plays at the Union Theatre this April, is proud to announce the cast to their jazz musical adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s epitome of glitz, glamour and the end of the American Dream.
The cast includes The Only Way is Essex star Ferne McCann in her theatre debut.
“Evokes the decadent rush of the jazz era and its seedy underbelly” (Time Out)
In this adaptation, the setting is the speakeasy of Meyer Wolfsheim (Paul DuBois – Hockney (BBC), Carousel (Theatre Under The Stars – Vancouver), My German Routes (Arcola Theatre)). There, we meet the famous characters: Jay Gatsby (Nicholas Fagerberg – La Ronde and Terra Nova (Academy Theatre – Off Broadway)), Daisy Buchanan (Joanna Brown – A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Princess and the Pea (York Theatre Royal)) and Nick Carraway (Blair Robertson – The Grand Tour, Dorian Gray and Annie Get Your Gun (Tarento Productions)), alongside George Wilson (James Rallinson – Made In Britain (Old Red Lion), Arthur’s World and Boy (Bush Theatre)), Myrtle Wilson (Ferne McCann – The Only Way Is Essex, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, ITV’s This Morning), Jordan Baker (Kate Marlais – War Horse (West End), The Great Gatsby (Riverside Studios), The Human Comedy (Young Vic)) and Tom Buchanan (Dinner With Saddam (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Merchant of Venice (Redgrave Theatre)).
The ensemble includes Emma Whittaker, Katie Beudert, Lewis Rae, Mark Townsend and Samantha Louise Clark.
.“…revels delectably in the period glitz… and deftly harnesses the yearning beat of jazz that echoes so perfectly the novel’s strains of heartbreak and disenchantment” (Metro)
Gatsby was first presented by Ruby in the Dust in 2012 at the King’s Head Theatre, and again in 2013 at the Riverside Studios, and was greeted with wide acclaim and sell out audiences on both occasions.
The Roaring Twenties are heading towards their invariable crash, the party’s almost over.