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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.

Performing as Anna will be Annalene Beechey and reprising his critically acclaimed USA national tour performance as The King will be Darren Lee.

Annalene said:

“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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