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Great Gatsby
Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Wed 11 Aug 2021

7pm start. Gates open 6.15pm.

Join Heartbreak Productions and the Nick Carraway quartet for an evening of jazz, prohibition style. Nick is not only the band leader but a top-notch storyteller. When he’s in the mood, he can take you back to the summer of 1922 when he lived next door to none other than the infamous Jay Gatsby.

Nick was working as a bond salesman in New York the summer he met the mysterious party-throwing millionaire. Before long, Nick found out that Gatsby and his cousin Daisy (who conveniently lives nearby) used to be an item. Gatsby is still in love with (read obsessed with) Daisy, but Daisy is now married to the pretentious and unfaithful Tom.

So get your glad rags on, work up your best Charleston, and get your cocktail glass at the ready! Served up with a twist of iconic Heartbreak style, this outdoor adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is the perfect way to mark 100 years since prohibition. Dress for the weather bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and don’t forget the picnic and prosecco (now that prohibition has been lifted!).

Please see the terms and conditions about how we are working to make this a safe as well as enjoyable event.

We are asking you to book tickets for your household only, and you will need to give names and contact phone numbers of all of those aged over 18, for track and trace purposes.

Suitable for ages 9+

Running Time 1 hour 50 minutes including interval

If you or one of your household will be using a wheelchair, buggy, pushchair etc please let us know so that we can better accommodate you.

Please see the FAQ below for more information :

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Terms

  • COVID 19 SAFETY

    We want you to enjoy the event, and keep safe, so these are the precautions that we and the theatre companies will be taking, and which we are also asking you to take when you come to Theatre events at Abergavenny Castle to keep yourselves and everyone else well and safe.

  • WHEN YOU BOOK TICKETS:

    We will be selling a limited number of tickets to allow for 2m social distancing around each audience booking group, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

    We request that you only book tickets for members of your Household /“Bubble”

    When you purchase tickets you must give the name and contact details, phone number and e-mail of ALL ADULTS over 18 and these will be retained for 21 days for Track and Trace purposes. We will only add you to marketing lists if you give permission when you book. We will be confirming your identity on site – so please bring separate identification with you.

    Tickets can only be purchased online on this site. The last booking time will be 3 hours before the start of the performance. But we encourage you to book early as the capacity is smaller than usual because of the social distancing regulations.

    Please either print out proof of ticket purchase at home and bring with you on the day, or have the booking available on your mobile phone to show – this will be your ticket for entry.

    No tickets will be available for sale on site.

    If for any reason the Show has to be cancelled your ticket costs will be refunded.

  • Covid

    IF YOU OR ANY MEMBER OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAVE HAD A POSITIVE TEST FOR COVID, or if you or any member of your household, are displaying the symptoms of COVID:

    Please do not attend the event.

    In these unprecedented times you can ask for a refund, or if you are happy to, donate the cost of your ticket to the Theatre Companies and Castle to help them all keep running through these difficult times and then there is nothing that you need to do.

  • WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

    Print out of your ticket booking / mobile phone with proof of booking.

    Separate identification of the adults in your party to correspond with the track and trace details given with your online booking. This is important, and you could be denied entry without it.

    Masks – whilst we aim to keep everyone socially distanced when they are entering/leaving or moving around the site, you may also choose/prefer to wear a mask at these times.

    Your own seating – preferably low backed chairs – these will give you the best view, (or rugs and cushions)

    You are most welcome to bring a picnic. Refreshments will not be on sale at the Castle during the event, so please make sure you have water etc especially if the weather is hot.

    Rubbish bag – we are asking you this year, please to take home all the waste from your picnic, especially cutlery, plates and cups, serviettes tissues etc - please do not leave it at the site.

    Please bring/wear appropriate clothing etc for walking on the grass and sitting outdoors. Even if it’s a hot day it can get cool once the sun goes down, so please bring warm clothing for later.

    Check the weather forecast – bring sun lotion it it’s hot and sunny. Bring waterproofs if rain is forecast. You can bring an umbrella – but please be mindful of other members of the audience and don’t block their view.

    You may want to bring your own sanitiser and wipes. Toilet facilities will be available on site


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