Director Baz Luhrmann evokes the excesses of swinging 1920s New York in this adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.
Mysterious war hero Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) lives in a bay-side mansion with a menagerie of servants, who help him throw the most lavish and decadent parties for the social elite.
Lowly stockbroker Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), who lives next door, is drawn into Gatsby’s orbit.
As the stockbroker is granted admission to the millionaire’s inner circle, he discovers heartbreak in Gatsby’s past linked to his cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan), who lives across the bay with her philandering husband, Tom (Joel Edgerton).
While Tom conducts an affair with a married woman called Myrtle (Isla Fisher), Daisy seeks refuge in Nick’s company and with her gal pal Jordan Baker (Elizabeth Debicki). Past and present collide and jealousy poisons friendships, pitting Tom against Gatsby for Daisy’s brittle affections
It is showing at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.