As part of its Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season, the Fugard Theatre presents a screening of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I, recorded from London’s iconic Palladium.
Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, Kelli O’Hara takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe, 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 most famous 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 heritage of romantic musical theatre.
Venue: The Fugard Theatre, Cnr Caledon & Lower Buitenkant St, Cape Town
Time: 3pm & 7pm