PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES:
Thursday 14 September, 7:30pm
Friday 15 September, 7:30pm
Saturday 16 September, 7:30pm
Tuesday 19 September, 6:30pm
Wednesday 20 September, 6:30pm
Thursday 21 September, 7:30pm
Friday 22 September, 7:30pm
Saturday 23 September, 2:00pm
Saturday 23 September, 7:30pm
Tuesday 26 September, 6:30pm
Wednesday 27 September, 6:30pm
Thursday 28 September, 7:30pm
Friday 29 September, 7:30pm
Saturday 30 September, 2:00pm
Saturday 30 September, 7:30pm
FOLLOW ME… INTO AN ILLUSION
In Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby, discover the heady, indulgent days of New York’s Long Island during the 1920s as West Australian Ballet brings F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel to the stage.
Nick Carraway comes to know his infamous neighbour Jay Gatsby – a mysterious millionaire with a secret past and a penchant for lavish parties and beautiful women. As the sparkling façade of Gatsby’s world begins to slip, Carraway comes to see the loneliness, obsession and tragedy that lies beneath.
World-renowned Choreographer, David Nixon OBE (Artistic Director of Northern Ballet), will bring The Great Gatsby to Australian stages for the very first time. This smooth and sultry interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale will transport you straight into a hedonistic haze of 1920’s New York.
Music by Academy Award nominated and BAFTA winning composer Sir Richard Rodney Bennett CBE (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Murder on the Orient Express), will be played live by West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
David Nixon reflects that Gatsby isn’t just about the wild and glamourous parties. “There will always be some kind of relevance to The Great Gatsby. It’s about basic things, like ‘the pursuit of happiness’ and what that is. We all ask ourselves ‘What is happiness?’, ‘What is success?’ and ‘What are you willing to do to achieve your dreams?’, and that’s basically what Gatsby represents. He is someone who did really bad things to achieve a dream that was beautiful.”
As The Great Gatsby steps into the spotlight, don’t miss your opportunity to see what promises to be one of the most stylish adaptations of this classic literary work.
Approximate running time 2 hours 10 minutes
Choreographer: David Nixon OBE
Co-Director: Patricia Doyle
Répétiteur: Ashley Dixon
Sets: Jérôme Kaplan
Costumes: David Nixon OBE
Lighting Designer: Tim Mitchell
Re-Light: Alastair West
Composer: Sir Richard Rodney-Bennett CBE
Orchestrator: John Longstaff
Music Advisor: Anthony Meredith
Conductor: Myron Romanul & Jon Tooby
ENHANCE YOUR BALLET EXPERIENCE
PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK – FREE
Tuesday 26 September 2017, 5:45pm
Learn more about the production of The Great Gatsby from members of the creative team.
This talk begins 45 minutes prior to the performance, in the Dress Circle level at His Majesty’s Theatre.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Transport yourself into the hedonistic haze of 1920’s New York for an evening with 25% off dinner (up to $45 off) at the speakeasy themed Varnish on King. Simply show your ticket to that evening’s performance of The Great Gatsby.
Click here to view the full menu. To book call (08) 9324 2237.
Nestled within His Majesty’s Theatre, the relaxed Barre lounge café offers an extensive food and wine menu including sweet treats and coffee to be enjoyed before or after a show. Open Monday to Friday 7am to 3.30pm and for pre-show dinners and weekends for main stage performances. For reservations and enquiries, contact the café on (08) 9226 1006 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view the food menu.
Or enjoy a pre-show meal at the Adelphi Grill, Parmelia Hilton, bookings (08) 9215 2422.
WHERE TO PARK
For peace of mind and ease on the night, pre-book your parking at Wilson Parking’s Central Park location for only $6* for the night (plus booking fee).
Go to Wilson Parking Book a Bay at wilsonparking.com.au
West Australian Ballet presents special matinee performances for primary and secondary schools, Ed Support Centres, home schools and dance schools, performed at the iconic His Majesty’s Theatre.
For more information, view our Schools page here.