Cody Musical Theatre Company

10th-15th March 2008

Set against a dazzling and exotic backdrop The King and I is the moving story of Anna, an American governess, who tries to help an Eastern king to come to terms with the modern world, but he is unable to resist the forces of ancient customs. The conflict between Eastern and Western cultures inspired this well-loved musical, which has been revived professionally many times and is always a firm favourite with the public. The score includes “I Whistle A Happy Tune”, “Hello Young Lovers”, “Getting To Know You”, “Something Wonderful” and “Shall We Dance?”.

A musical play in two acts by Oscar Hammerstein II based on the novel ‘Anne and the King of Siam’ by Margaret Landon. Music by Richard Rodgers. Opened at the St. James Theatre, New York, 29 March 1951 with Gertrude Lawrence (Anna), Yul Brynner (The King), Dorothy Sarnoff (Lady Thiang) and Doretta Morrow (Tuptim). Opened at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, 8 October 1953 with Valerie Hobson, Herbert Lom, Muriel Smith and Doreen Duke. A film version was produced by Twentieth Century-Fox in 1956 with Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno and Terry Saunders.

Production Team

Creative Team

CreativeName
DirectorJune Thomas
Musical DirectorDerek Canfield
ChoreographerSue Canfield
Stage ManagerMike Davall

Cast

Cast List

CharacterName
The KingPaul Tapley
Anna LeonowensSue Prior
Louis LeonowensCallum Higgins
Prince ChulalongkornJames Dance
The KralahomeHaydn Thomas
Lady ThiangSue Sillett
TuptimDanni Stembridge
Lun ThaRichard Young
Sir Edward RamsayRon Walker
Captain OrtonRoger Johnson
Interpreter / Phra AlakEric McLoughlin
Dancers
King Simon of LegreeGraham McCarron
Slave ElizaLisa Fletcher
LadiesSusan Allibone, Tania Armes, Sam Bottle, Lucy Jesse, April Timpson, Annie Veneti, Pippa Winslow
MenMark Aston, Mark Baxter, Tim Canfield, Roger Johnson
Children
GirlsBecky Armes, Naomi Ashley, Lucy Barnes, Bethany Daniels, Fern Deacon, Millie Hammond, Fern Higgins, Grace Howard, Alice Kennedy, Jessie McVicar, Emily Morrison, Ellen Mumford, Francesca Newton, Lauren Phillipou, Tabitha Richards, Rebecca Rogers, Fern Shiels, India Woodliffe
BoysGabriel Browne, Sam Canfield, Dominic Gray, Ben Hammond, Sam Kellali, Rory Page, Marco Rolandelli, Elliot Smith, William Smith, Makenzie Thorpe, Jamie Ward, Alex Youngson
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