• The King and I

Event Details

Wed 08 Mar - Sat 18 Mar

Time: 7.30pm; 2.30pm Saturday matinees

Running Time: 2 hours 55 mins

Venue: Main House

Ticket Information: £28.50–£10

Booking Fee: £1.50 transaction fee per booking

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Producer: York Light

Book & Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein

Based on : Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon

An amateur production: by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Ltd

The King and I

Shall We Dance, Getting to Know You, I Have Dreamed, Something Wonderful, Hello, Young Lovers, I Whistle A Happy Tune, March of the Siamese Children and We Kiss In The Shadow. Just some of the songs from the unforgettable score.

East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna’s assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. 

Along with the dazzling score, the incomparable Jerome Robbins ballet, ‘The Small House of Uncle Thomas,’ is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage.

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