Tour Dates

Birmingham Hippodrome
6-9 June 2012
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Edinburgh Festival Theatre
15 - 16 JUNE 2012
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Wales Millennium Centre
23 - 24 JUNE 2012
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Mandela Trilogy
20 - 21 JUNE 2012
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Marlowe Theatre Canterbury
27 - 30 JUNE 2012
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Mayflower Theatre Southampton
4 - 7 July 2012
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London Coliseum
11 - 21 July 2012
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About Porgy & Bess

In 2009, the internationally renowned Cape Town Opera's first UK performances of Porgy and Bess met with universal public and critical acclaim. Known globally for its rising young and exciting artists, now this esteemed company brings their heartfelt and passionate production to the UK for a strictly limited tour.

Relocated to the depression-ravaged townships of Soweto, Cape Town Opera have made this production of "Porgy and Bess" their very own, as the search for hope and happiness, amidst poverty and hardship, unfolds in this poignant tale of love and deprivation.

Porgy and Bess has emerged as one of the great icons of American music theatre, known around the world as 'the peoples' opera'. Written in 1935, originally portraying the 1920s life of America's deep South, this compelling work contains some of the most stirring and everlasting songs including: