Don’t miss this returning production of HK Ballet’s sold-out 2019 Asian premiere of The Great Gatsby!
Don your glad rags and get ready to travel back to the golden age of jazz, in opulent 1920s New York. Hong Kong Ballet’s production of “The Great Gatsby” returns after its sold-out 2019 debut for eight exuberant performances, between Friday, 27 October and Sunday, 5 November.
Described by critics as “a feast for the eyes”, brace yourself for rambunctious revelry, as we follow our enigmatic host, Jay Gatsby, into his world of carefree frivolity, against the backdrop of all-consuming love, thwarted ambition and shocking scandals. Needless to say, it’s a party you won’t want to miss.
Narrated by James Seol, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s cautionary tale of love, wealth and betrayal, comes to life on stage in this spirited production choreographed by the esteemed Septime Webre. Setting the tone of the show with steamy jazz tunes will be Billy Novick’s Blue Syncopators and award-winning blues singer E. Faye Butler, performing live.
This special production showcases local veteran Tan-ki Wong’s bravura tap dancing, alongside original Art Deco sets and costumes by Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip (best known for his work on “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”). In true Gatsby fashion, HK Ballet is pulling out all the stops and we expect the show to be the talk of the town.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Seats start at $220, with a 50% discount available for students and seniors. As an extra bonus, ticket holders can enjoy 15% off dining at Rosewood Hong Kong’s BluHouse or Holt’s Café, and can also book the 3-course dinner set menu at Regent Hong Kong’s The Lobby Lounge at the special price of $440.
HK Ballet’s The Great Gatsby
When: Friday, 27 October, 7:30pm, Saturday, 28 and Sunday, 29 October, 2:30pm and 7:30pm, Saturday, 4 November, 2:30pm and 7:30pm, Sunday, 5 November, 2:30pm
Where: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $220 to $1,200 – book your ticket here
Hong Kong Ballet, www.hkballet.com