The Great Gatsby at Walkden Gardens

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
The Great Gatsby at Waterside
Image courtesy of Heartbreak Productions.

The Great Gatsby at Walkden Gardens, Manchester 20 June 2021 Tickets from £13 — Book now

Marking 100 years since prohibition, join Heartbreak Productions and the Nick Carraway jazz quartet for this outdoor adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, The Great Gatsby.

The leader of the quartet and top-notch storyteller, Nick Carraway will take audiences back to the summer of 1922 when he lived next door to the infamous Jay Gatsby.

When he met the enigmatic party-throwing millionaire, Nick was working as a bond salesman in New York. Before long, Nick finds out that his cousin, Daisy Buchanan ( who lives close by) and Gatsby used to be an item. Gatsby is still in love with Daisy – however, she is now married to the pretentious and philandering Tom Buchanan.

The physically distanced and Covid-safe performance will take place come rain or shine. With a running time of 2 hours and 20 minutes, audiences are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

The show is suitable for those aged nine and over, so get your glad rags on, prepare a delicious picnic and get your cocktail class at the ready.

The Great Gatsby at Walkden Gardens, Manchester 20 June 2021 Tickets from £13 Book now

Where to go near The Great Gatsby at Walkden Gardens

Meze & More

An intimate supper club in Sale, South Manchester, with a specialist focus on Middle Eastern and Greek cuisine.


Waterside Art is a thriving and vibrant arts venue in the heart of Sale in Greater Manchester. Comprising a theatre, art galleries, studios and workspaces, the centre is an important regional hub for both performance and visual art.

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Bean and Brush Art Café

Bean & Brush is a family art café in Sale which serves simple, tasty food with ingredients sourced from local suppliers. The bonus for parents is the arts and crafts studio which keeps the kids busy being creative while they can join in or relax with a coffee.

Grosvenor Square

Grosvenor Square is one of the few open spaces along Oxford Road Manchester; on sunny days, students from the nearby Manchester School of Art come out to bask.

Wythenshawe Park

With a 17th Century hall set in 109 acres of open parkland, Wythenshawe Park makes a super day out for all ages. Explore the historic woodlands, lush grasslands and meadows; take a stroll around the many themed gardens and check out the sports and leisure facilities on offer.

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97 Chorlton

97 is a smart new cocktail bar from the team behind Tariff & Dale and The Lead Station, based on Beech Road in Chorlton.

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