Frantic pulse of jazz age brought to life in The Great Gatsby

Mihir Soni, from Gardens, will make his debut on the professional stage as Jay Gatsby.

The Cape Town Theatre Company and Claremont Dramatic Society present a new theatrical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby from Thursday June 30 to Saturday July 9 at The Star Theatre (the former Fugard Theatre).

The Great Gatsby follows Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and goes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

This staging, directed by Zonnebloem resident Neil Leachman, is set to the rhythm of a filmic score provided by a live jazz band and features a cast of 27 actors, singers, dancers and musicians, bringing to life the frantic pulse of the jazz age.

Tickets cost R180. Book through Quicket.