Abundant Wealth and Dark Obsessions: The Hong Kong Ballet Stages ‘The Great Gatsby’

Why We Recommend it

Witness the glamour of New York’s high society in the Roaring Twenties as the Hong Kong Ballet brings F. Scott Fitzgerald’s celebrated novel to life.


Having been adapted numerous times on screen and stage, Fitzgerald’s ‘Great American Novel’ is an autopsy of tragic hero Jay Gatsby’s—and 1920s America’s—innate emptiness underneath a facade of panache and hedonism.

Vividly capturing the gist of Gatsby’s materialistic decadence, The Hong Kong Ballet revives the Roaring Twenties in a production overflowing with extravagant dancing, flamboyant parties and steamy jazz music, performed live by Billy Novick’s Blue Sycopators and award-winning blues singer, E. Faye Butler.

This production, which is the Asian Première of The Great Gatsby, is choreographed by Septime Webre, the artistic director of the Hong Kong Ballet. The show will see local veteran performer Tan-ki Wong performing his bravura tap dancing, and original set- and costume designs created by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip.


When: 15 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019 Where: Lyric Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts – 1 Gloucester Road – Wan Chai