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Northern Ballet returns to Sadler's Wells this spring with The Great Gatsby, a brand new full-length ballet for 2013, after achieving great success with Cleopatra in 2011.
On New York's Long Island in the heady, indulgent days of the 1920s, young Midwesterner Nick Carraway meets his infamous neighbour Jay Gatsby – a mysterious millionaire with a secret past and a penchant for lavish parties. As the sparkling façade of Gatsby's world begins to slip, Carraway comes to see the loneliness, obsession and tragedy that lie beneath.
Adapted from the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby is directed and choreographed by Artistic Director David Nixon OBE, with co-direction from Patricia Doyle, sets by Jérôme Kaplan, lighting by Tim Mitchell and costumes also by David Nixon.