EAST meets west as Stratford Musical Theatre Company present the King & I.
The hit Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, which has been enjoyed by audiences for more than 60 years, can be seen at Warwick Arts Centre from November 15 to 19.
Set in Siam in 1862, widowed English schoolteacher 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.
Anna and the King struggle to find common ground as they battle to keep hold of their individual traditions and values. But they eventually grow to understand and respect each other, and discover a love that neither can admit.
The show features well known songs such as Shall we Dance, Getting to Know You and Whistle a Happy Tune.
SMTC chairman Phil Ingle said: “We are very excited to be performing for the first time at the renowned Warwick Arts Centre, where some of the best new and established shows have performed.
“We know this wonderful venue will help to make ‘The King and I’ one of our most memorable musicals to date.”
Visit www.warwickartscentre.co.uk or call 024 7652 4524 for tickets and further details.
Visit www.smtc.org.uk for further details about the company.