The Great Gatsby

Gate Theatre. July 6- Sep 16; Tues-Sat 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm, Sun perf 4pm) ¤28-¤42 gateth­e­

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS -

It’s all change at the Gate Theatre for the first pro­duc­tion in Selina Cart­mell’s new pro­gramme as artis­tic di­rec­tor, and one of the most no­table trans­for­ma­tions will be that of the theatre it­self. The build­ing – not just its au­di­to­rium and its stage – will be play­ing the role of the Gatsby Man­sion in di­rec­tor Alexan­der Wright’s im­mer­sive, in­ter­ac­tive adap­ta­tion of F Scott Fitzger­ald’s novel The Great

Gatsby. Au­di­ences are en­cour­aged to dress up in 1920s re­galia and ex­plore the space with the cast as the nar­ra­tive un­furls, de­liv­ered by stal­warts Owen Roe and Marty Rea to­gether with new­com­ers Char­lene McKenna (below) and Paul Mescal (the leads). There’s also a cham­pagne bar. This is new theatre for a ven­er­a­ble space and eas­ily the hottest ticket in town. “I like large par­ties,” as the man him­self put it. “They’re so in­ti­mate.”

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