West End actress Jodie Steele (Heathers; Six The Musical) is joining the digital concert rendition of Gatsby A Musical as leading lady Daisy Buchanan, alongside Liam Doyle (Wicked; Legally Blonde) as Tom Buchannan, and Joe Frost (Jersey Boys; An Officer and a Gentleman) as George Wilson.
The socially-distanced revival will be filmed at the Cadogan Hall and made available to stream online from 26 to 28 February 2021. They will be joining the previously announced Ross William Wild (Elvis Presley in Million Dollar Quartet) in the titular role, and four-time Olivier Award nominee Emma Williams (Mrs Henderson Presents; Zorro) as Myrtle Wilson.
Further casting includes Blake Patrick Anderson (RENT; Be More Chill), Chanice Alexander-Burnett (Motown the Musical; Beautiful –the Carole King Musical), Lauren Chinery, Robert Grose, Oliver Mawdsley and Tristan Pegg.
Adapted by director Linnie Reedman, and with music and lyrics by Joe Evans, this piece brings F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel to life for a semi-staged concert experience. The show is a Ruby in the Dust production.
Jodie Steele commented:
“I feel so grateful to visit this project and character again. I can’t wait to reunite with Daisy and her story, it’s truly an honour to tell it. At a time when theatre is struggling, it’s a proud moment for everyone involved in this project to aid in keeping the fire lit. Please buy a ticket to enjoy it from your living room – maybe dress in black tie attire and have a cocktail in hand for the occasion and it’ll feel like you’re there with us!”
Gatsby has previously been staged at the Crazy Coqs, the King’s Head, Riverside Studios, the Leicester Square Theatre, Theatre Royal Windsor and The Other Palace. Due to availability, previously announced cast members Marc Antolin, Marc Rhys and Charlotte Wakefield will no longer be involved in the concert revival. Their roles are replaced by the newly announced cast.