Arts & Culture
F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' comes to Newbury Corn Exchange

By Tyler Ody

The Wardrobe Ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre come to the Corn Exchange Newbury on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 October with their tenth anniversary production, The Great Gatsby.

Invited to an extravagant party in a Long Island mansion, young bachelor Nick Carraway is intrigued by the flamboyant host, Jay Gatsby; a self-made, self-invented millionaire with a mysterious past. As the two strike up an unlikely friendship, a cocktail-soaked story of memory, money and lost love unfolds.

The Great Gatsby is a witty, creative new two-hander, adapted by the company from the much-loved novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is performed by Tamsin Hurtado Clarke and Jesse Meadows and is directed by Tom Brennan. The production is designed by Katie Sykes with composition and sound design by Tom Crosley-Thorne, lighting design by Chris Collier and movement direction by Deepraj Singh.

Founded in Bristol in 2011, this year marks a decade for both The Wardrobe Ensemble and The Wardrobe Theatre. The Wardrobe Ensemble have previously visited the Corn Exchange with their productions Education, Education, Education and 1972: The Future of Sex. 

The Great Gatsby was created with support from Arts Council England.

The Great Gatsby is perfect for literature and theatre fans aged 12 and over.

Tickets are priced at  £16 (£14 concessions).  

Ticket booking or more information can be found at or by calling the Box Office on 0845 5218 218 (calls cost 2p per minute plus telephone company access charges).