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13 actors bring to life every word of the 20th century classic The Great Gatsby in a theatrical epic that lasts eight hours including an extended interval. Read More >

The London International Festival Of Theatre 2012 presents the London premiere of Gatz, the theatrical tour de force that took New York by storm.

One morning in the low-rent office of a mysterious small business, an employee finds a copy of The Great Gatsby in the clutter of his desk. He starts to read it out loud and doesn’t stop.

At first his coworkers hardly notice. But after a series of strange coincidences, its no longer clear whether he’s reading a book or the book is doing something to him.

Gatz is a remarkable re-enactment of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece The Great Gatsby. 13 actors bring to life every word of the 20th century classic with no text added and none removed in a theatrical epic that lasts 8 hours including an extended interval.

Created and performed by Elevator Repair Service.

Performance schedule:
Act 1: 2hrs5
Interval: 15mins
Act 2: 1hr5
Break: 1hr15
Act 3: 1hr25
Interval: 15mins
Act 4:1hr30


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 8/06/2012

Closing Night: 15/07/2012

Running time: 8hrs including extended interval

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Cast & Creative


Producer - London International Festival of Theatre LIFT 2012

Author - F. Scott Fitzgerald

About Noël Coward Theatre

St Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom WC2N 4AA

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