About Porgy and Bess
The Gershwins’ musical masterpiece PORGY AND BESS is one of the towering achievements of 20th Century American musical theatre. A bittersweet love story set in South Carolina during the Great Depression, the work features arguably one of the greatest, most beautiful and moving musical scores ever written for the stage, including such classics as Summertime, I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’, It Ain’t Necessarily So and I Loves You, Porgy.
Since its first performance on Broadway in 1935, PORGY AND BESS has gone on to achieve unparalleled fame; with landmark productions across the globe.
London has written a new chapter in the history of the show, with this brand new £3million musical production specially adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn.
Extensively reworked and re-orchestrated as a 2 hour 20 minute musical, to draw more deeply on the story’s Southern roots and injected with renewed verve and pace, this fresh interpretation brings to the Savoy Theatre one of the biggest companies in the West End – including a cast of 40 and a 20-piece orchestra.