Ashton-Under-Lyne Operatic Society
Rodger and Hammersteins
The King and I
Tuesday 5 - Saturday 9 April 2016
After the death of her husband, Anna Owens moves from England to Siam (now Thailand) with her son, Louis, to become governess to the children of the king of Siam. Anna finds Siamese customs to be so very different to English ones, which brings her into conflict with the King. However, after some time, they find themselves getting to know each other much better...
Brought to the stage by one of the area's leading amateur companies, The King and I features numbers such as I Whistle a happy tune, Getting To Know You and Shall We Dance?
Based on the novel by Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon
Book by Oscar Hammerstein
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein