The story of Jordan Belfort is a crazy one. A former stockbroker who accumulated enormous wealth through various fraudulent schemes, Belfort avoided capture by the FBI for years before finally being convicted of fraud and stock-market manipulation. He detailed his rise and fall in his memoir The Wolf of Wall Street, giving readers an inside look at the outrageously lavish lifestyle Belmont lived while defrauding people. The unbelievable story was adapted into an Oscar nominated film starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort, and now Belfort’s story will find another new audience.
An immersive theatre show is being produced in London, based on Belfort’s memoir. The show will allow viewers to live out various scenarios from both the book and the movie. This will include trading stocks with Belfort or working with the FBI to bring him down.
The show is being put together by the same team who produced an immersive show based on The Great Gatsby, which allowed the audience to dance to jazzy tunes and interact with cast members.
Both the book and film adaptation received criticism for its portrayal of Belfort’s actions, with many believing it glorified his illegal antics and didn’t adequately portray the victims of his crimes. The producers have said that they are “committed to creating a respectful and happy environment for its audience and staff”.
Previews begin September 5th.
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