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Wed 6 - Sat 9 Jun 2012 (ARCHIVED LISTING)

Following its critically acclaimed UK debut in 2009, the globally renowned Cape Town Opera brings the rarely performed George Gershwin masterpiece Porgy and Bess to Birmingham for the very first time.
 
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 and originally portraying the 1920s life of America’s Deep South, this compelling work contains some of the most stirring and ever-lasting songs including Summertime, I Got Plenty Of Nuttin', It Ain't Necessarily So and I Loves You Porgy.
 
Transplanted to the townships of South Africa, this production provides a contemporary view of an enduring classic which has received critical acclaim the world over.
 
CLICK HERE to read the show synopsis
 
"You'd need a heart of concrete not to come out smiling." THE TIMES ****
 
"Gershwin's score is a feast, and Cape Town Opera serves it up proud." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH **** 

 
FREE Post Show Talk - Wed 6 June
Meet cast members Michael Williams, Xolela Sixaba (Porgy), Bongi Ngoma (Bess) and Tshepo Moagi (Sportin' Life) - and ask those questions you have always wanted to! No need to book, just stay behind in the auditorium after the perfomance on Opening Night - Wed 6 June.

Porgy and Bess is sung in English with English surtitles. Surtitles may not be visible from all areas of the auditorium. Please call Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000 for further information.

Wed - Sat Eves at 7.30pm and Sat Mat at 2pm

£15.00£25.00£35.00£45.00£55.00£60.00
Dining at Circle
Birmingham Hippodrome’s popular restaurant, situated on Middle Circle level of the theatre foyer, is the perfect venue for a matinee lunch or an evening dinner. Come a little earlier, meet up with friends and relax over good food and a chance to browse through the programme, just a short walk from your seats in the auditorium. Click above for more details, sample menus and online reservations.
 
Eat and Drink at Stageside
Just over the road from our stage door on Thorp Street, StageSide is our casual, brasserie style experience with a lively bar and quick service.  Ideal as a place to meet friends before or after your Hippodrome visit, you might even bump into cast members and musicians as it’s a popular post-show haunt.  Pop in for a coffee or a drink, or a tasty dish or two from our simple modern British menu, all at attractive prices. Click above for more details and sample menus.
 
Champagne
Indulge yourself with our mouthwatering canapés and champagne, served at your own reserved foyer table either pre-show or during the interval. To book call 0844 338 9000. Click above for more info and a sample canapé selection.
 
Quick Bites at Deli Bar
If you are short on time and looking for a quick and tasty bite to eat before the show, our Deli Bar offers the perfect solution. Situated on Front Circle Foyer, in front of our main entrance, the Deli Bar offers a selection of hot or cold dishes as well as a variety of delicious sandwiches, desserts, cakes and hot and cold drinks. Click above for more info.
 
Theatre Packages
Whether it’s VIP treatment, Romance or a ‘Night Out with the Girls ‘, we’ve just the package for you. Treat your family, friends or loved ones to something special, our 3 packages are designed to make your visit to the Hippodrome extra special and are ideal to celebrate special occasions.Click above for more details and contact details.
 
Bars
Our bars, conveniently positioned on each main foyer level serve a great range of wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks, Champagne by the bottle or glass and fresh 'bean to cup' coffee.
Wed 6 - Sat 9 Jun 2012 (ARCHIVED LISTING)

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