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By Prospect   June 2012

Gatz: a new unabridged, eight hour theatrical adaptation of The Great Gatsby is not a moment too long

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Gatz Noël Coward Theatre, London, 8th June-15th July

The scene: morning in a shabby, empty 1980s office with clunky desktop PCs and brick-sized mobile phones. A man enters, sits at his desk and tries to switch on his computer. Fails. Tries again. Fails again.

Going through the papers on his desk he comes across a paperback, and for want of anything else to do, opens it and begins reading aloud. Some eight hours later he finishes with “And so we beat…

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