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With this exclusive offer from Rewarding Times we are offering a best seat available ticket to one of the most loved musicals of all time, ‘Show Boat’ from Cape Town Opera at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Tuesday 29th July 2014.

Based on the novel by Edna Ferber, Show Boat is one of the first American musicals ever written. Created in 1927 with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, it tells the story from the old American South, rich with nostalgia, humour, love stories and well-loved melodies such as Ol’ Man River and Can’t Help Lovin Dat Man. The story follows the lives of the performers, stagehands, and dock workers on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River Show Boat, over a forty year period from 1887 to 1927.

As a production Show Boat, which premiered on Broadway in 1927, has all the glamour and flourish of a big family musical but with a story that highlights the real life of people at that time, including the racial tensions that they faced. The rarely performed production reflects the situation of South Africa’s past whilst highlighting through Cape Town Opera’s talents, the bright future ahead. 

"It’s rare indeed to see a musical produced on this sort of scale; and even more extraordinary to hear one both sung and played so beautifully." The Stage.

Show Boat brings together a stunning line-up of international singers, creative team and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the most loved musicals on the stage at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre this July.

Cape Town Opera is Africa's premier opera company. Its soloists and chorus have won the acclaim of critics and audience members around the globe including the award for Best International Opera Chorus at the 2013 International Opera Awards.

Show Boat is presented by Wales Millennium Centre in collaboration with Cape Town Opera.


  • The performance of Show Boat on Tuesday July 29th will commence at 7.30pm sharp.
  • The offer can be redeemed in person at the theatre box office from Tuesday 22nd July  to Tuesday 29th up to one hour prior to the performance.  Box office hours are 11am-6pm Monday to Friday and an hour before the show.
  • Please bring along your printed voucher as proof of purchase.
  • Please note that while all tickets are premium seating, seats will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Early collection is advised to ensure best available seats.
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Multiple vouchers may be purchased.
  • Saving based on information provided by the partner as of the offer start date.
  • Please arrive early as there is no guarantee of late seating.



Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Grand Canal Dock Docklands,
Dublin 2,

T: +35316777999


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