Immersive theatre show The Great Gatsby will makes its US debut in Spring 2023.
Immersive Everywhere – led by Olivier Award-winning producers Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook – announced today, the UK’s longest running immersive theatrical production, The Great Gatsby is New York bound.
Adapted and directed by Alexander Wright, The Great Gatsby will open in New York on 8 February 2023 in the city’s newest theatrical venue – the Park Central Hotel, with tickets on sale on 28 November. The London show will continue to play at Gatsby’s Mansion within Immersive|LDN in Mayfair until 7 January 2023.
First conceived in 2015 when director Alexander Wright and producer Brian Hook were running The Fleeting Arms – a pop arts and community pub in an abandoned building in York, the show has subsequently run in fourteen other venues worldwide.
The Great Gatsby first came to London as part of VAULT Festival in 2017 before moving to Gatsby’s Drugstore in London SE1 and transferring to Gatsby’s Mansion in the West End in 2019. Forced to close in March 2020 by the pandemic, it was one of the first shows to re-open that year under socially distanced conditions before its forced closure in November due to the subsequent lockdown. It reopened in September 2021 back to its original pre-pandemic format, and with the venue at full capacity.
Brian Hook said, “The Great Gatsby is finally coming to its spiritual home in New York. Dark, hedonistic, literary and theatrical, this immersive telling of one of the world’s greatest novels brings audiences closer to Jay Gatsby’s opulent world than ever before.”