Cast announced for Gatsby: The Musical at London’s Southwark Playhouse

Casting has been announced for Gatsby: The Musical which is to play at London’s Southwark Playhouse from December.

The unique musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s renowned tale will play between Wednesday, 8 December 2021 and Saturday, 8 January 2022.

Ruby in the Dust Theatre will bring the iconic story of the glitz and glamour of the Jazz Age following previous successes as a sell-out concert at Crazy Coqs in Piccadilly and an online streamed concert performance at Cadogan Hall.

Gatsby: The Musical cast

Leading on the stage as Daisy Buchanan will be Jodie Steele (Heathers, Theatre Royal Haymarket; Six: The Musical, Kenny Wax) who tells the story through Daisy’s eyes.

Jay Gatsby will be played by Ross William Wild (Spandau Ballet; Million Dollar Quartet, Mark Goucher) while Luke Bayer (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Original West End Cast; Rent, Hope Mill
Theatre) takes the role of Nick Carraway.

Tom Buchanan will be brought to the stage by Bradley Clarkson (Guys and Dolls, Gordon Craig Theatre; Dreamcoats & Petticoats, Playhouse Theatre) and Robert Grose (Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre; Smokey Joe’s Café, Prince of Wales) will bring to life the notorious gangster Woolfe.

Julie Yammanee (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, David Ian Productions; Lazarus – The David Bowie Project , King’s Cross Theatre) will be playing the tragic figure of Myrtle Wilson, with Juan Lobo (In the Heights, Bridewell Theatre; Lend Me a Tenor) as George Wilson.

Freddie Love (Carmen, Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival; A Little Night Music, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival) as Jordan Baker and Oliver Mawdsley (Miss Nightingale, Mr Bugg Presents; Peterloo, Thin Man Films) as Owl Eyes also bring the 1920s, Speakeasy atmosphere to the stage, alongside Tristan Pegg (The Merry Wives of Windsor RSC) and Ash Weir, taking on all the other roles.

The piece is written & directed by Linnie Reedman with a score by Joe Evans. Arrangements and Orchestrations are by Henry Brennan with musical director Victoria Calver, choreographer Chris Whittaker, associate choreographer Marcus J Foreman, lighting designer Dominic Warwick, designer Isabella Van Braeckel, costume designer Belle Mundi, company stage manager Ela Schmid, sound consultant Lugh Horner, sound operator Anja Urban, production photographer Lidia Crisafulli and production consultant Elliot Pritchard.

Tickets are on sale online now from

Picture: Jodie Steele and Ross William Wild – Photo by Roy Tan

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.