Curtain rises on ‘The Great Gatsby’

Northern Ballet’s new full length production, ‘The Great Gatsby’, will be performed at the Grand Opera House in Belfast from April, Wednesday 10, through to Saturday, April 13.

With choreography, direction and costumes by artistic director David Nixon, co-direction by Patricia Doyle and sets by Jerôme Kaplan, the production promises to be a stunning re-telling of one of the most compelling stories of the Twentieth Century.

‘The Great Gatsby’ had its world premiere in Leeds on March 2 and is an adaptation of the novel by F Scott Fitzgerald which is set on New York’s Long Island in the heady, indulgent days of the 1920s.

Creating new full-length ballets is a mission of Northern Ballets and furthers the company’s efforts to bring new audiences to dance.

The current ‘Gatsby craze’ has seen a surge of popularity in the classic American novel, with Gatsby-inspired fashion on the catwalks, stage productions in London and the much anticipated Hollywood movie due to be released this year.

Tickets for the Belfast production start at £9.25 and can be purchased online at, via telephone on 9024 1919 or in person at the theatre box office located in the foyer.