The King and I
The Grand Theatre, Leeds
17 – 21 November 2009
LAOS returned to The Grand after their highly acclaimed production of Oliver! to perform the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The King and I.
Since opening on Broadway in 1951 this family musical has warmed the hearts of many audiences. Set in the early 1860s Anna, who is a recent widow, travels from England with her son Louis to become the governess of the King of Siam’s many children. She faces many challenges trying to gain the trust of the children and the King while assisting the plight of the star-crossed lovers Tuptim and Lun Tha.
Featuring well known songs such as ‘Shall we dance?’, ‘Getting to know you’, ‘Whistle a Happy Tune’ and ‘Something wonderful’, the musical was enjoyable for all ages.
It was the 102nd show that Leeds Amateur Operatic Society have performed at The Grand, after their successful performance of ‘The Producers’ at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Take a look at the reviews it received.