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Wales Millennium Centre in collaboration with Cape Town Opera presents

Show Boat

Music by Jerome Kern. Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II with the With the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cape Town Opera Chorus

Tue 8 July - Sat 12 July

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Show Boat

Following a successful UK tour of Porgy & Bess in 2012, Cape Town Opera come to The Lowry for the first time with their adaptation of the 1927 Broadway musical, Show Boat.


Set in America’s Deep South, the story begins in 1887 on the Cotton Blossom show boat as it sets sail on the Mississippi River. Following the lives of the performers, dock workers, musicians and stagehands over a period of forty years, Show Boat is rich with nostalgia, humour, love stories and well-loved melodies including Ol’ Man River and Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.

With all the glamour of the old American-style big family musical and a cast of over 50 talented performers, Cape Town Opera lovingly bring this classic musical back to life alongside the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra.


Group Discounts Available
No booking fees for groups of 10+!
You’ll also receive £2.50 off the adult ticket price (Tue - Thurs & Sat Matinée only) and 1 in 10 tickets free.
Find out more and book your tickets here.

The Lowry is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no. 3255905) and a registered charity (no. 1053962).