Media Centre > What's On > Cape Town Opera - Porgy and Bess
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
| We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome. For further queries on the information below please contact Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000.
Wednesday - Friday
Groups 10+ save £4.00
Groups 35+ save £6.00
Call our Dedicated Group Sales Team on 0844 338 7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to book now!
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|>>Birmingham Hippodrome Friends|
2 for 1 on Opening Night (A-C)
Standard discount of £5 off Price A, £4 off B, £3 off C (Thursday & Friday)
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|>>Schools and Youth Groups|
Parties of 10 or more pay £15. Every 11th seat free for teachers/organiser! (Wednesday - Thursday)
Call the Schools Hotline on 0844 338 7000 for more information and to book now
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|>>Concessions for Patrons with Disabilities|
£5 off each ticket in all seating areas.
2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
For sign-language interpreted performances, please mention at time of booking if you wish to be seated near the signer: lowest price applies.
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|>>Under 18s, Full-Time Students, Claimants, Over 60s & Passport To Leisure|
|£3 off each ticket
|>>Student Standby & Passport To Leisure Standby|
24 hours prior to a performance, best available seats for lowest price, maximum 2 per booker.
|>>Terms and Conditions|
Discounts and Concessions are offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager. Top three price bands only, unless otherwise stated. Restrictions may apply. Only one discount per ticket may apply, unless otherwise stated. Offers are non retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid ID must be presented where applicable. Additional discounts may be offered from time to time.
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