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Shrek 2022 Auditions

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An acting debut in Rope 2021

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South Hill Park receives second lifeline grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

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STAR 1000 – South Hill Park’s Christmas Wish

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SHP and Blackeyed bring you The Great Gatsby

August 20, 2015

[vc_testimonial author=”The Great Gatsby” company=””] So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. [/vc_testimonial]

Immersing you in the decadence of America’s Jazz Age, The Great Gatsby is brought to life in this sizzling new stage adaptation from acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre.

A production born and bred in Bracknell, co-produced by South Hill Park using local grown talent, this is a production not to be missed!

Commissioned to mark the 90th anniversary of the novel’s publication, this production will embark on a 98 date tour across the UK from September 2015, stopping by South Hill Park from Thursday September 24, to Saturday September 26.

Recreating the sights, sounds and feel of America’s Roaring Twenties, as seen through the eyes of Nick Carraway, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece is a brilliant evocation of a society obsessed with wealth and status. Adapted by Stephen Sharkey, whose work includes The May Queen (Liverpool Everyman) and The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui (Liverpool Playhouse/Nottingham Playhouse), this exciting new production features fabulous live music alongside the timeless language of Fitzgerald’s ‘Great American Novel’ to create atruly fresh and inspiring theatrical experience.

Remaining faithful to the spirit and language of the original, this adaptation brings the much-loved novel to life to create a fresh, character-driven piece of theatre. Writer Stephen Sharkey comments, Like a cocktail-fuelled ride in a fast car, this adaptation moves through F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great story of a doomed love and a decadent decade, heading toward its final, inevitable crash.

Director Eliot Giuralarocca says, Stephen Sharkey has shaped and distilled Fitzgerald’s novel into a muscular and narrative-driven portrait of the Jazz Age, full of cool, sexy, stiletto-sharp dialogue as cool as ice in a cocktail. Throw into the mix our wonderful design team along with an ensemble of seven fabulously talented actors, who all sing, dance and play instruments, and I hope we have all the ingredients needed to give the audience a wonderful party and bring Fitzgerald’s Great American masterpiece roaring into life.

The production is supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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