Important information

Age restriction


Child policy
Children under 5 will not be admitted.
Running time
3hr (inc. interval)
Performance dates
11 October - 17 November 2018
Special notice
Sung in English, with subtitles projected above the stage

Porgy and Bess Customer Reviews

4 / 5 (46 customer reviews)

Janette McDonald

24 November 18

Loved the production and cast, particularly Porgy who had an amazing voice and presence on the stage. The chorus was excellent,. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Worth the trip from Edinburgh. X

David Tall

20 November 18

I have loved the music of Gershwin since I was a teenager, 50 years ago and have been waiting for this performance for years. I have personally corresponded with Ira, conducted Gershwin's own Porgy and Bess Suite using the same orchestral parts that George used in his 30s tour with a photocopy of his original score. I co-wrote a musical entitled 'By George' that was declared the Midlands Musical of the Year by the Birmingham Post. This performance at the Coliseum was the best possible. Perhaps Nicole Cabell (a wonderful performer) was too operatic for the part of Bess, but she and the whole of the rest of the cast were magnificent. Tears streamed down my face as I listened to Serena's My Man's Gone Now. The selected cuts (including the opening jazz piano and chorus of the opening) generally tightened up the story and the recitatives worked flawlessly. I look forward to the recording... Thank you! Professor David Tall