Well-known musical comes to Milton Keynes from a sell-out run at the London Palladium
The King and I, a critically acclaimed Broadway hit, comes to Milton Keynes Theatre via a sell-out run at the London Palladium.
Director Bartlett Sher is bringing a 21st century production of a 20th century musical set in the 19th century that has almost more songs than the King of Siam has wives…
Set in Bangkok in the 1860s, Anna Leonowens, a widowed British schoolteacher, has been hired to educate the children of the King of Siam. Anna is sweet-natured but spirited and, though their relationship can be unconventional and tempestuous.
It is not long before she wins the heart and mind of her employer. But, as a moderniser in an imperialistic world, he is struggling with his own principles and ideology.
“I absolutely love playing Anna, she is a dream role for any actress. I’m delighted to bring this wonderful production and our glorious King to Milton Keynes!”
And Darren added:
“After playing the King all over the USA this role has such a special place in my heart.”
The King and I features a company of more than 50 world‐class performers, including Ethan Le Phong and Paulina Yeung in the roles of the young lovers.
A full scale orchestra will be keeping them company by playing songs such as I Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, Hello Young Lovers, Something Wonderful and Shall We Dance.
Tuesday 25th February – Saturday 7th March 2020
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