CORONAVIRUS: 22Feb21 UpdateAll UK venues closed on 16th March 2020. After the Prime Minister's announcement it would appear that, subject to continued control of the virus, venues may re-open with social distancing and limits on audiences from 17th May. Social distancing restrictions may be removed from 21st June. We will continue to update our listings as much as possible to reflect the changes as/when they are reported.
Based on the DuBose Heyward novel Porgy and Bess
tells the moving story of the cripple Porgy and the residents of Charleston's famed Catfish Row. Recognized as an American masterpiece, the story entwines pride, prejudice, pathos and passion through a jazz and blues influenced score. Porgy and Bess
introduced classic Gershwin songs like Summertime, I Got Plenty of Nuttin'
and It Ain't Necessarily So
, as well as magnificent and enthralling choruses that stunned music and drama critics alike at its premiere in 1935.Performers Rufus Bonds Jr (Porgy), Nicola Hughes (Bess), Phillip Boykin (Crown), Sharon D Clarke (Mariah), Jade Ewen (Clara), Cedric Neal (Sportin' Life), Golda Rosheuvel (Serena), Leon Lopez (Jake).
Author Dubose Heyward. Music Gershwin. Producer Open Air Theatre. Director Timothy Sheader. Design Katrina Lindsay. Lighting Rick Fisher. Choreographer Liam Steel. Costume Katrina Lindsay. Musical Director David Shrubsole.
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