Jill dresses up for Gatsby ballet

Published: 15th May 2013

Jill dresses up for Gatsby ballet

Jill Halfpenny braved the wet weather and pulled on her tights for a performance of The Great Gatsby by the Northern Ballet company at Sadler's Wells theatre in London on Tuesday night.

With summer seemingly over before it really started, the former EastEnders and Waterloo Road actress combined a big woolly, grey cardigan with a round neck black dress decorated with white lightening bolts and a pair of dark black tights topped off with some low cut boots.

With Baz Lurhmann's screen adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's classic American novel hitting the cinemas this week, other celebs, such as Sir Ben Kingsley, Darcey Bussell and Les Misérables star Eddie Redmayne decided to ditch the silver screen in favour of the stage and turned out to watch the ballet.

Having already been remade as an opera and a musical, David Nixon's adaptation of the 1920s Jazz Age novel marks the first time that the story of Jay Gatsby has been performed as a ballet.

The two-month tour of The Great Gatsby ends on Friday night at the Sadler's Wells theatre, having already taken in stints in Leeds, Sheffield and Edinburgh.

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