The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Adapted for the stage by Peter Terry.

Performance history in South Africa

19**: PACT presented the Peter Terry adaptation directed by Craig Freimond at the Alexander Theatre and the Arena, Pretoria, starring Susan Danford (Daisy), Stephen Jennings (Gatsby), David Butler, David Clatworthy, Emma-Jane Mezher, Mitzi Booysen, Michael McCabe, Alistair Prodgers, Dale Cutts, David Dukas, Lisa Morris. Stage manager Kobus Rossouw.

circa 2000: A UCT production was directed by Blaise Koch starring Matthew Wild.

2011: A production by The Mechanicals in the Little Theatre was directed by Luke Ellenbogen starring Scott Sparrow, Nicholas Pauling, Emily Child, Kate Liquorish, Andrew Laubscher, Deborah Vieyra, Adrian Collins and Mikkie-dene le Roux.


The Great Gatsby Theatre programme (PACT).

Die Burger, 28 January 2011.

Review by Astrid Stark, Cape Times, 15 February 2011.

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