REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Great Gatsby at Immersive LDN

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We rounded up the reviews for this immersive production based on F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel.

The Guardian: ★★★★ “At first its headiness feels nervy and forced, but the audience interaction and unrehearsed intimacies of immersive theatre are ultimately a welcome antidote, and balm, for our times.”

The Arts Desk: ★★★ “The evening is a warm and electric tribute to a book that never fails to astonish in its attempt to chronicle a generation trying to bury the mass tragedy of war with manic hedonism.”

The Telegraph: ★★★ “The return of the hit show is a tonic, but a restricted ‘immersive’ experience rather hampers the fun.”

London Theatre1: ★★★★ “It was, however, all-in-all a spectacular party, just as one might expect to be thrown by the mysterious, elusive Jay Gatsby (Oliver Towse). It’ll be hard to find a more enjoyable night out this side of the twenties.”

London Theatre.co.uk: ★★★ “Everything you’d expect from a show set in the 1920s is there: the Charleston, the bob hair cuts, the constant talk about motor cars. But it’s missing the exorbitant lavishness that you get from the original.”

The Great Gatsby will continue to perform at Immersive LDN until 31 January 2021.

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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.
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Emma Clarendon studied drama through A-Level before deciding she was much better suited to writing about theatre than appearing onstage. She’s written for a number of online publications ever since, including The News Hub and Art Info. Emma set up her own blog, Love London Love Culture, in April 2015 and tweets at LoveLDNLoveCul.

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