The whole cast must be commended for a valiant performance. Not once breaking out of character for the whole duration of the show and creating a good rapport with the audiences from the outset to enhance the immersive experience. A standout performance comes from Seren Vickers who plays Jordan Baker – having previously seen Seren in a past Theatr Clwyd production, it is evident how well she adapts to different roles that she plays and brings her characters to life. She embodies the ‘party girl’ vibe and really contributes to the atmosphere of the party. Jack Hammett takes on the role of Nick, the main storyteller of this production and brings a real endearing quality to the production. Seren and Jack have such chemistry together as part of their riveting love story. Richard McIver portrays Jay Gatsby in such a swoon-worthy way, demonstrating a slight arrogance in his grandeur.
The Great Gatsby perfectly encapsulates an immersive experience – with jazz music and the audience members dancing along with the cast to the Charleston, it truly feels like an invite to the most ravishing party in town. Beautifully romantic and equally tragic, The Great Gatsby is a complete immersion into the rip roaring 1920s.
This show was reviewed on the 23rd June 2023 at The Dolphin Hotel, Mold. The Great Gatsby runs there until the 27th August 2023. Tickets are available through Theatr Clwyd here: The Great Gatsby | Theatr Clwyd
Review written by Vicky Humphreys
Photo credit: Sam Taylor