Nicolei Faber’s well-oiled stage adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY

Fitzgerald’s captivating love story about the backside of the American dream


Nicolei Faber © Martin Greis-Rosenthal



By F. Scott Fitzgerald (US)

Dramatized by Nicolei Faber (DK)

5 F / 6 M / 1 girl


Danish original text

Welcome to the roaring 1920s. New York is filled with dollars, decadence and big dreams. The cautious young man, Nick, moves from the Midwest to the East Coast to become a stockbroker and get a taste of New York’s economic boom. Here he meets the enigmatic gentleman, Jay Gatsby, who invites him to glamorous parties in his pompous mansion. Gatsby’s only goal is to get rich so he can regain his lost love, Southern beauty Daisy, who is married to a brutal womaniser, Tom Buchanan. Nick helps resurfacing the romance between Daisy and Gatsby, but the moment happy end is within reach a fateful tragedy strikes.



★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “This beautiful, disgusting, alluring but also sad tale is a daunting experience” (Børsen)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “THE GREAT GATSBY at Odense Theatre becomes a tribute to Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s writing, but also to the myth surrounding the novel and the character.” (CPHCulture)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Odense Theatre has transformed F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great classic into compelling theatrical art and with respect for the melancholy of the story.” (Litfix)

★ ★ ★ ★ “Phenomenal” (Kristeligt Dagblad)