Gatz

Noël Coward Theatre (Albery), St Martin's Lane, London
Gatz

The London International Festival Of Theatre 2012 presents the London premiere of Gatz, the theatrical tour de force that took New York by storm.

One morning in the low-rent office of a mysterious small business, an employee finds a copy of The Great Gatsby in the clutter of his desk. He starts to read it out loud and doesn't stop.

At first his coworkers hardly notice. But after a series of strange coincidences, its no longer clear whether he's reading a book or the book is doing something to him.

Gatz is a remarkable re-enactment of F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Great Gatsby. 13 actors bring to life every word of the 20th century classic with no text added and none removed in a theatrical epic that lasts 8 hours including an extended interval.

Created and performed by Elevator Repair Service.

Performance schedule:
Act 1: 2hrs5
Interval: 15mins
Act 2: 1hr5
Break: 1hr15
Act 3: 1hr25
Interval: 15mins
Act 4:1hr30

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author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

producer: London International Festival of Theatre LIFT 2012

About the show
  • Age Suitability: All
  • Genre: Play
  • Duration: 8hrs including extended interval
  • Closing night:

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Venue InformationHIDE

Noël Coward Theatre (Albery)
St Martin's Lane, London, United Kingdom, WC2N 4AA

  • Nearest tube: Leicester Square (100m)
  • Nearest bus: 24, 29, 176
  • Nearest train:
  • Parking:

    50% off parking at Q-Park Chinatown, just 3 minutes walk away or Q-Park Trafalgar.

  • Air Conditioned: Yes

Venue Access InformationEXPAND

  • How to book: Tel: 0844 482 5137
  • Telephones: Public phone/credit card telephone to the right of the foyer through a door.
  • Discounts: Discounts are available for all disabled theatregoers and their companions.
  • Limited mobility: Seats with the most legroom are H5, H6, H24, H25 in the Royal Circle and A8, A22, E25 F4 and all of row AA in the Stalls.
  • Access description: 3 steps up (lower to the right-hand side) and then double doors opening inwards. Box Office on the right. 3 steps from the foyer to back of the Royal Circle, with 2 steps between rows. 30 steps down to Stalls and 30 up to the Grand Circle from the foyer (2 steep steps between rows). 40 steps up to the Balcony (4 steep steps between rows). Steps are highlighted and have handrails on both sides. Theatre open 30 mins before performance.
  • Hearing impaired: Infra-red system with 15 headsets. Deposit required. Collect headsets from centre desk in foyer - reserve by calling box office.
  • Guide dogs policy: Guide dogs allowed inside the auditorium, or they can be looked after by theatre staff (maximum 2). Please ask when booking.
  • Wheelchairs: There is a ramp (gradient 30-40%, handrail on right-hand side) through the second side EXIT door on St Martin’s Court. Box M (door 68cm wide) has 2 spaces for wheelchair/scooter users, or 1 wheelchair user and a companion. Companions can also be seated in the Royal Circle. Transfer seating available to any aisle seat in Royal Circle. 2 wheelchairs and 2 scooters maximum. Wheelchairs stored in the cloakroom, scooters in the foyer. Groups should ring in advance.
  • Toilets: Women’s off the foyer with 2 steps up inside the door. Men’s off the foyer. More at Stalls, Grand Circle and Balcony levels.
  • Disabled toilets: No adapted toilet, but customers are welcome to use the toilet in the Duke of York's (approx 100m). You may also be able to use the Men’s toilet which is off the foyer - staff will clear this for you.
  • Bars: 3 licensed bars. Drinks and ice-creams can be brought into the auditorium. Pit bar 3 steps up from the back of Stalls. Stalls bar 18 steps down from foyer. Grand Circle bar 30 steps up from foyer. All have moveable seats.
  • Legroom: Large print programmes, braile cast lists, touch tours.