Hollywood comes to Shaftesbury Arts Centre

Shaftesbury Arts Centre is delighted to present the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Centre Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I, recorded live at London’s iconic Palladium.

Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, “Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen” (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a “powerhouse” (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles. 

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. 

With one of the finest scores ever written including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the 

lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals. 

Date: Sunday 15 August

Time: 7pm

Tickets: £15 and £7.50 for under 18’s available from the Box Office on 01747 854321 or online at shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/

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