Local Musical Society to present ‘The King and I’ at the Forum

Children pictured during rehearsals for Londonderry Musical Society's production of the King and I which begins in the Millennium Forum on the 21st of March continuing until the 24th of March. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Society whose performances have delighted local audience's since 1962. The musical is set in the exotic splendour of 19th century Imperial Siam and the show follows Anna, an unconventional school teacher who becomes the governess to the King of Siam's children. The show begins at 7.30pm each night with a matinee performance at 2pm on saturday the 24th. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.

Children pictured during rehearsals for Londonderry Musical Society's production of the King and I which begins in the Millennium Forum on the 21st of March continuing until the 24th of March. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Society whose performances have delighted local audience's since 1962. The musical is set in the exotic splendour of 19th century Imperial Siam and the show follows Anna, an unconventional school teacher who becomes the governess to the King of Siam's children. The show begins at 7.30pm each night with a matinee performance at 2pm on saturday the 24th. Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.

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‘The King and I’ is coming to town. After a successful UK tour production in Belfast, the Londonderry Musical Society present the Rodgers and Hammerstein Classic in the Millennium Forum from Wednesday, 21st to Saturday, 24th March.

The King of Siam (David Keown) will be enchanted by the English Governess Anna (Susan Keown) as they “Whistle a Happy Tune” while “Getting to Know You”. Patricia O’Donnell returns to the stage in the role of Lady Thiang singing “Something Wonderful”.

Deigh Reid (Director), Venessa Chapman (Choreographer) and Jim Goodman (Musical Director) lead the cast as they celebrate their 50th year in style with a lavish production using a professional London set and costumes. There will be 40 children on stage bringing a wealth of new talent to the fore with Jordan Henry as Prince Chululongkorn and Mark Gallagher as Louis.

Rionach McGlinchey and James Kelly play the ill fated young lovers who will captivate you with their versions of “We Kiss in the Shadow” and “Hello Young Lovers”.

Book now for a sumptuous journey to the Far East where “Western People are Funny” and cultures collide.

The show will be performed at 7.300pm from 21st to 24th March, with a matinee performance at 2pm on Saturday 24th. Opening night and matinee offer: all tickets £12.50! Thurs, Fri and Sat 7.30pm - £14.50, £16.50 Special family and group rates are available.

Box office: 028 71264455 or online @ www.millenniumforum.co.uk