Gatsby: Meet Our Cast!

15 Jul 2015, Posted by admin in Latest3

Great-Gatsby-Brochure-Image-3We’re thrilled to announce our cast for The Great Gatsby, touring across the UK from September 2015 until March 2016. It includes five actors new to the company and two who may be familiar to Blackeyed audiences.

Taking the role of Nick Carraway is Adam Jowett, who has worked extensively in theatre and television since graduating in 2009, including Macbeth for Oldham Coliseum and Emmerdale for ITV. Also new to Blackeyed Theatre and taking the role of Jay Gatsby is Max Roll, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, who most recently appeared as Benedick in RBL’s acclaimed production of Much Ado About Nothing.

We welcome two new graduates of Rose Bruford’s Actor Musicianship course, Celia Cruwys-Finnigan and Celeste De Veazey, taking the roles of Daisy Buchanan and Jordan Baker respectively. Celia and Celeste both bring natural acting talent and impressive musical skills, and most recently appeared in The Bureau Of Lost Things at Theatre 503.

Taking the role of Daisy’s husband, Tom Buchanan, we are delighted to welcome back Tristan Pate, previously in Blackeyed Theatre’s Mother Courage and who has a wealth of theatrical credits to his name, including Dusty (Charing Cross Theatre), The Institute of Impossibility (Belgrade Theatre), Cider WIth Rosie (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham and UK Tour) and Dreamboats and Petticoats (UK Tour and West End).

Also returning to Blackeyed Theatre, following roles in our tours of Oh What A Lovely War, The Cherry Orchard and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is one of our associate artists, Tom Neill, who has recently completed a Number one tour of Benjamin’s Death In Venice for Opera North. Tom will be taking the role of George Wilson.

And finally, we’re delighted that taking the role of George’s wife, Myrtle Wilson, will be Stacey Ghent, whose extensive stage experience, both as an actress and vocalist, includes The Threepenny Opera (UK Tour), Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas (Lyric Hammersmith), The Opinion Makers (Mercury Theatre and Derby Theatre), Sondheim: Women and Hannah Waddingham and Her Band (both St. James Theatre).

A big welcome to all our cast, who between them play piano, saxophone, clarinet, drums, banjolele and trumpet. It’s going to be a swell party at Gatsby’s!

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