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Porgy And Bess

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A cast of 40 and a 20-piece orchestra come together in Trevor Nunn's adaptation of the Gershwins' classic folk opera. Read More >

A cast of 40 and a 20-piece orchestra come together in Trevor Nunn’s adaptation of the Gershwins’ classic folk opera.

When a craps game turns to murder, Bess is left stranded as her man flees the scene. Crippled beggar Porgy takes her in and cares for her as they live alongside the disapproving residents of Catfish Row. But Bess’s past will be back to haunt her…

For more information about Porgy and Bess click here for our First Night Feature, or click here for our interview with leads Nicola Hughes and Clarke Peters.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 25/10/2006

Opening Night: 09/11/2006

Closing Night: 05/05/2007

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Clarke Peters, Nicola Hughes, Cornell John, Dawn Hope, O-T Fagbenle


Director - Trevor Nunn

Producer - Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Howard Panter for Ambassador Theatre Group and Tulbart Productions

Lyrics By - Dubose Heyward and Ira Gershwin

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