This show, which i saw and greatly enjoyed last May in the wonderfully atmospheric Wilton’s Music Hall, is back by popular demand. Make sure you dress up and reserve the cabaret seating, it makes for a very entertaining evening.
“Joucla’s adaptation captures the essence of Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel with unceasing zest” The Times
“Never have I seen this building so cleverly used, or so vibrantly alive.”Evening Standard
“…the decadence of F Scott Fitzgerald’s world has soaked into every fibre of Wilton’s…” Time Out
From Wilton’s: “ It’s 1922 and we welcome you back to prohibition Wilton’s. SURELY there is no better place to experience this new and immersive adaptationproduced by the Wilton’s Team and directed by Peter Joucla. Expect late night foxtrots, moonshine in teapots, pearls and flappers, bootleggers and millionaires. Published in 1925, four years before the catastrophic collapse of the American stockmarkets, Fitzgerald’s novel graphically portrays a society being destroyed by money and dishonesty, an American Dream of happiness and individualismdegenerating into the mere pursuit of wealth.
Wilton’s Music Hall is producing a fresh and site specific adaptation. Filled with live and evocative jazz music from the twenties and recreatingthe glitz and decadence of the period, you are invited to the party. The evening doesn’thave to end after the show, the bar will have a live band or vintage DJ until closing.”