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Wealth and love in roaring 20s

Retro posing lady with antique fan and flapper dress headband ANL-150827-111428001
Retro posing lady with antique fan and flapper dress headband ANL-150827-111428001

A classic literary tale about glamour and the power of love from F Scott Fitzgerald is storming onto the stage in Bury St Edmunds’ Theatre Royal next week.

A stage adaptation of The Great Gatsby will be showing from September 17 to 19, bringing the glitz of the Roaring Twenties to the theatre.

The American novelist’s masterpiece found recent fame with its adaption into a Hollywood blockbuster, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.

Now, theatre audiences can immerse themselves in the hedonistic jazz age with this sizzling new stage production.

Adapted by Stephen Sharkey, the story shows the obsession with wealth and status in 1920s New York told through the eyes of the young Nick Carraway.

It follows his growing relationshop with the exceptionally wealthy and private Gatsby, as his love and desire for Carraway’s close friend Daisy Buchanan reaches obsessive levels.

Witness the dangerous side of the bejewlled and alcohol-soaked lives of the New York glitterati in this original and inspiring theatrical experience.

On Friday, September 18, the theatre will be hosting its own Speakeasy, so come along adorned with your best flapper dresses, pearls and feathers.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 01284 769505 or see theatreroyal.org.


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