York Light in the King and I at Theatre Royal

John Hall and Emma Dickinson as the King and Anna Leonowens

John Hall and Emma Dickinson as the King and Anna Leonowens

The curtain goes up on York Light’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical the King and I on Wednesday March 8.

The company is led by veteran member John Hall as the King and Emma Dickinson as governess Anna Leonowens.

Other principal roles include: Geoffrey Turner, The Kralahone; Sally Lewis, Lady Thiang; and from our very talented youth group, Jack Porter, Prince Chululongkorn; Flynn Coultous and Ruben Lally, sharing the role of Louis Leonowens, Anna’s son.

Supporting roles include: Richard Hawley, Sir Edward Ramsey; Phillip Jackson, The Captain; Martin Lay, Phra Alach; Finn East, The Interpreter. The young Princess Ying Yawolak, another shared role by members of our Youth group, Jess Parnell and Zoe Blenkiron.

At the helm of this production is professional director Martyn Knight, assisted by Sue Hawksworth

With colourful scenery, stunning costumes and a musical score to die for including: 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. The King and I is a show not to be missed.

It runs at York Theatre Royal until March 18.

Tickets available from the box office on 01904 623568.