Ruby in the Dust celebrates its tenth anniversary by returning to London’s Union Theatre with its acclaimed production of the company’s iconic show, Gatsby.
Ruby staged its first show at the Union Theatre in March 2006. Now Gatsby has been especially tailored to suit the seductive environs of the theatre’s intimate space.
Meyer Wolfsheim is in his favourite speakeasy having received the shock of his life. “When a man gets killed – I keep out!” he declared.
But this time there’s something else; something – or someone – that draws him into Gatsby’s world. The characters of F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby come to life as they weave their way through the famous story and unravel the mystery that is Jay Gatsby.
Gatsby was the epitome of glitz and glamour but the Roaring Twenties are heading towards disaster and the party’s almost over.
The Only Way is Essex star, Ferne McCann, makes her theatre debut as Myrtle Wilson. Other casting includes: Paul BuBois, Nicholas Fagerberg, Joanna Brown, Blair Robertson, James Rallinson, Kate Marlais, Emma Whittaker, Katie Beudert, Lewis Rae, Zed Joseph, Mark Townsend and Samantha Louise Clark.
Gatsby was first presented by Ruby in the Dust in 2012 at the King’s Head Theatre, and again in 2013 at the Riverside Studios, and was greeted with wide acclaim and sell out audiences on both occasions.
Ruby In The Dust integrates original music into the text. In the past decade the theatre company has been a launch pad for exciting, emerging talent in the theatre industry including Olivia Vinall (National Theatre), Matthew James Thomas (Spiderman and Pippin on Broadway), Jack Fox (Fresh Meat and Mr Selfridge), Daisy Bevan (Elizabeth and The Two Faces of January) and Matilda Sturridge (Pramface and The Borgias).
Gatsby runs at the Union Theatre from April 6-30.