Great Scott Fitzgerald! Gatsby Unleashed – 2017

Australia Playhouse


Thank you very much for coming to our school, the students loved the show. Energetic, entertaining, educational!
Bribie Island State High School, QLD

The performance was high energy and engaging for our students. We were able to make great connections to our English curriculum and our Performing Arts.
Lanyon High School, ACT

By Gregory Cooper

For ages 11-18 yrs, Terms 1-4, 2017

One of the greatest novels in American history, The Great Gatsby evokes visions of glamour and decadence, a splash of jazz, and perhaps Leonardo DiCaprio in a tuxedo.

But as we recreate the story of Gatsby, we're going to dive beneath the dazzling surface and unleash a contrasting world of materialism, society and class, old versus new money and the decline of the American Dream.

We bring you the 1920s with a massive dose of humour, honesty and insight. In this hilarious production, bad wigs, pop culture references and jubilant jazz hands will engage your students as they learn about what makes The Great Gatsby such an enduring 20th-century classic.

"Great Scott Fitzgerald: Gatsby Unleashed"
  • Explores the themes, context and setting of The Great Gatsby
  • Draws students into Gatsby's world and presents ideas in a way that 2017 audiences can relate to (and has everyone in hysterics)
  • Aligns with both English and Drama learning areas
  • Is presented in a fast-paced broad comedic style (containing aspects of satire, parody and comedy of manners)
  • Comes with complementary teaching resources for additional classroom work.

Extra Insight
One of the actors, touring this year, has written an article about touring in a show.
Called Impressions From The Road, read it here

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More Reviews

Thank you for an excellent show! Great energy and fantastic teamwork - the improvisation skills displayed were highly professional and engaging. A brilliant way to present the elements of Shakespearean theatre in a fun and accessible manner.
Circular Head Christian School, TAS

Thank you so much for coming. Your actors were very professional, quick with their set up and enthusiastic throughout the whole process... You struck just the right balance between the educational aspects... and the fun, improvisation sections.
Gladstone Park Secondary College, VIC

Fantastic show guys! The kids were very engaged and felt like they were part of the performance. It worked well for both the classes that knew a fair bit about Shakespeare and the ones that had barely heard his name before. We would love to have you back!
Wonthaggi Secondary College, VIC

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, English


Decadence, Desire, Deception, Wealth, Pretense, Stratified Society, 1920, Jazz, Appearances, Flattery, Drama, Fitzgerald, Gatsby


Comedy, Drama, Music Theatre


50 mins


$6.00+GST per student, or $660+GST for less than 110 students.

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


Performing in 2017

QLD: Term 2, 2017
NSW: Terms 1, 2 and 4, 2017
ACT: Term 2, 2017
VIC: Terms 2, 3 and 4, 2017
TAS: Term 2, 2017
SA: Terms 3 and 4, 2017
WA: Terms 3 and 4, 2017.

Staging Requirements:
• Performance area approx 6m wide x 4m deep (but we can squeeze a bit tighter).
• Stage not required, but if you have one, we'll use it
• Power point close to the performance area.

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