The Great Gatsby at The Festival Theatre

A little party never killed nobody…. enjoy the roaring 20s with The Great Gatsby

Nick Carraway arrives in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. Nick, a would-be writer, moves in next door to millionaire Jay Gatsby and across the bay from his cousin Daisy and her philandering husband, Tom. As a consequence, Nick becomes drawn into the captivating world of the wealthy and as he bears witness to their illusions and deceits, pens a tale of impossible love, dreams, and tragedy.


This is a new adaptation of the romantic and jazzy 1920’s thriller The Great Gatsby, which brings F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic story to life. With hot jazz, cold cocktails, fast cars and even faster women, the thrilling tragedy of Jay Gatsby and Daisy will be told by Nick Carraway just for our patrons.

This is the first time that Titchfield Festival Theatre has performed The Great Gatsby and it will also be a directorial debut for Adam Feeley. Adam says, “We are delighted to bring The Great Gatsby to Titchfield. It will perhaps be a little different to what our audiences are used to; there will be dancing, musical numbers and a real 1920s vibe to capture this exciting period.

We are only a couple of years from coming back into the 20s again and it is noticeable how people are rediscovering the look and feel of the roaring twenties, in fashion and all things vintage. We have a superb young cast and it promises to be a very classy and suave production which we are confident our patrons will love.”

The Great Gatsby was written by Fitzgerald back in 1925, but even today the themes which run through this classic novel remain current, touching upon the differing class structures and race in society. Jay Gatsby however held parties for everyone, regardless of their background. He was simply a good guy, who was seeking the girl that he loved.   

Come along to experience the spirit of the 20s with Titchfield Festival Theatre’s presentation of The Great Gatsby - complete with a modern twist.

The Great Gatsby opens on Wednesday 13th June until Saturday 23rd June at 7.30pm in the Oak Theatre, St Margarets Lane, Titchfield PO14 4BG. The Sunday matinee performance is on 17th June at 2.30pm.

For more information, please go to contact our Box Office on 01329 556156.