Based on "Anna and the King of Siam" by Margaret Landon
Original Choreography by Jerome Robbins
An amateur production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe
Set against a foreign backdrop "The King and I" is the moving story of Anna, an English governess, who arrives with her son Louis in Bangkok, capital of the kingdom of Siam to teach the King's children. It is set in the early 1860's and shows how the governess tries to help an Eastern king come to terms with the modern world, but he is unable to resist the forces of ancient customs. The actual conflict between Eastern and Western cultures inspired this well-loved musical, which is always a firm favourite with the public especially the King's many children.
The score includes "I Whistle A Happy Tune", "Hello Young Lovers", "Getting To Know You", "Something Wonderful" and "Shall We Dance?".
The Beacon, Wantage, Thurs 4th to Sat 6th April
7.30pm including Sat matinee 2.30pm
Tickets available from 01235 200266 or Bretts Chemist Grove,
or from The Beacon - www.BeaconWantage.co.uk
Cornerstone Didcot, Thur 11th April to Sat 13th April
7.45pm including Sat at 2.30pm
Tickets available from Cornerstone
Online www.cornerstone-arts.org or Tel 01235 515144