Following the Government’s announcement that London will be placed in Tier 3 measures from midnight on Tuesday 15 December, taking into consideration the safety of all staff and cast, the producers of THE GREAT GATSBY will be cancelling performances at IMMERSIVE LDN from Wednesday 16 December. This will be reviewed as government advice develops. Tickets are currently on sale until 7 March 2021.
Ticket holders for cancelled performances will be contacted within 48 hours by Arts Tickets to confirm next steps.
Producers Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook said, “This is a hammer blow to an industry which has been fighting valiantly to bring culture and community to people’s lives this Christmas.
The Government has created a situation where millions of pounds have been spent on re-launching productions and shut them down just as revenue is about to be generated, leaving even more organisations in extreme financial difficulty and putting jobs for permanent staff and freelancers alike at even greater risk.
Further financial support is essential to avoid yet more high profile casualties in the Theatre industry.
Our productions of The Great Gatsby and Doctor Who: Time Fracture will continue as planned when the new restrictions lift, as we stand by our principles of protecting employment and providing enriching cultural experiences designed to be fit for these difficult times.”
THE GREAT GATSBY reopened in the West End on 1 October and has been welcoming audiences back with socially distanced performances at IMMERSIVE LDN, a Covid-Secure venue, with full adherence to government health and safety regulations. The show closed on 31 October, following the announcement of the national lockdown, and reopened on 9 December.