THE GREAT Gatsby opens on Wednesday and runs until Saturday June 23 at Oak Theatre, Titchfield.

Nick Carraway arrives in 1922 New York in search of the American dream.

Nick, a would-be writer, moves in next door to millionaire Jay Gatsby and across the bay from his cousin Daisy and her philandering husband, Tom.

As a consequence, Nick becomes drawn into the captivating world of the wealthy and as he bears witness to their illusions and deceits, pens a tale of impossible love, dreams, and tragedy.

This is a new adaptation of the romantic and jazzy 1920’s thriller, The Great Gatsby, which brings F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic story to life and even today the themes which run through this classic novel remain current, touching upon the differing class structures and race in society.

Jay Gatsby however held parties for everyone, regardless of their background.

He was simply a good guy, who was seeking the girl that he loved.

This is the first time that Titchfield Festival Theatre has performed The Great Gatsby and it will also be a directorial debut for Adam Feeley.

Adam says: “We are delighted to bring The Great Gatsby to Titchfield. It will perhaps be a little different to what our audiences are used to – there will be dancing, musical numbers and a real 1920's vibe to capture this exciting period. We have a superb cast and it promises to be a very classy and suave production which we are confident our patrons will love.”