Ruby In The Dust Theatre’s original adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel Gatsby The Musical comes to Southwark Playhouse in December 2021.
This original retelling is Intertwined with the sophisticated harmony and yearning beat of jazz skillfully harnessed by Composer Joe Evans and Musical Director Victoria Calver. Arranged and Orchestrated by Henry Brennan, this quintessentially American art form perfectly parallels the novel’s themes of enchantment, heartbreak and optimism.
Leading on the stage as Daisy Buchanan will be Jodie Steele (Heathers Theatre Royal
Haymarket; Six: The Musical, Kenny Wax) who 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 Theatre) takes the role of Nick Carraway. Tom Buchanan will be brought to the stage by Bradley Clarkson (Guys and Dolls, Gordon Craig Theatre; Dreamcoats Petticoats Playhouse Theatre) and Robert Grose (Kinky Boots Adelphi Theatre; Smokey Joe’s Café Prince of Wales) will bring to life the notorious gangster Woolfe.
Julie Yammanee (Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Lazarus The David Bowie Project King’s Cross Theatre) will be playing the tragic figure of Myrtle Wilson, with Juan Lobo
(In the Heights Bridewell Theatre; 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, Speakeasy atmosphere to the stage alongside Tristan Pegg (The Merry Wives of Windsor RSC) and Ash Weir, taking on all the other roles.
Gatsby: The Musical saw previous successes as a sell-out concert at Crazy Coqs in Piccadilly and an online streamed concert performance at Cadogan Hall. This production not only revels in the decadence of the period but draws out the story’s relevance to today. Ruby in the Dust Theatre are set to enchant audiences again with decadent music, elegant pacing and a talented cast at Southwark Playhouse this December.