The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

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The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess is a diligent and respectful adaptation by Suzan-Lori Parke and Diedre L. Murray that retains the essence of the original, classic 1935 opera, while giving a contemporary spin to its dialogue and racial characterisation.
It also opts for a more intimate scale of production, which further helps to make the show fresh and accessible to modern musical theatre audiences, a fact borne out by the two Tony Awards it won in 2012, including Best Revival of a Musical.
A powerful tale of love and betrayal, it's the story of crippled beggar Porgy, who devotes himself body and soul to taming his wild love Bess and saving her from a life of ruin

Featuring the classic musical numbers "Summertime," "My Man's Gone Now," "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin," and "It Aint Necessarily So," Porgy and Bess is a treat for the eyes and the ears!

Child Friendly?

Porgy and Bess features references to drugs and sex and is therefore not suitable for young children

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