Few writers caught the American mood of the 20s so well as F Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby; his portrait of the rich and restless on Long Island, and the impossible glamour of fabulous parties and beautiful people. Published in 1925, four years before the catastrophic collapse of the American stock markets, Fitzgerald's novel portrayed a society being destroyed by money and the pursuit of wealth. Jay Gatsby, a young man in the summer of 1922, is hopelessly in love trying to win back the woman he adores, but finds himself fighting against this brittle society. Peter Joucla's dazzling new stage version marries a dramatic storyline against a backdrop of frivolous fun, song and dance, anchored in the stylish hedonism of the well-heeld 1920s age of jazz. For the centenary of the roaring twenties you are invited to the party at the Loft's decadent speakeasy.