CORONAVIRUS:All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and look like staying closed until March 2021 with the exception of a few, patchy, openings (and subsequent closures) towards the end of 2020. Some open-air, drive-in venues have been opened for periods and many shows are now streaming on-line. Sadly, some venues and shows may not survive. We are updating our listings as much as possible to reflect the changes as 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. The New York Production - Originally produced at the Virginia Opera, this famous production of one of the greatest of all pieces of 20th century music theatre has played to capacity audiences all over the world. A large-scale production featuring a company of over sixty, it offers a rare opportunity for lovers of both opera and musicals to enjoy the magnificently richPerformers Brian Gibson (Porgy), Samuel Stevenson (Porgy), Elizabeth Graham (Bess), La Rose Saxon (Bess), Stephen B Finch (Crown), Anne Fridal (Serena), Duane Moody (Sportin Life), Kim Sylvian (Maria).
Author Dubose Heyward. Music Gershwin. Company Salomon Orchestra. Conductor David Temple. Company Willard White Crouch End Festival Chorus. Director Will Roberson. Choreographer Kevin Jeff. Design James Fouchard. Lighting John McLain. Costume Candace Donnelly. Director Elizabeth Graham (staging). Director Stefan Kozinski (music).
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