The King and I: from the London Palladium
Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead
Saturday December 1, 2pm
Tickets £16.50/pensioners and children £15.50/Premium Club £13.50
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I is recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. Kelli O’Hara, who plays Anna, takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe, who plays the king, and Ruthie Ann Miles as Lady Thiang. 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. The scores includes Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance, and features a company of more than 50 world-class performers.
Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.
Hazel O’Connor & Breaking Glass (15)
The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham
Saturday December 1, 7pm
This special evening with singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor includes the 1980 movie Breaking Glass, a Q&A and a live performance by O’Connor, who played the lead role and wrote all the songs. The soundtrack album, Breaking Glass, went double platinum during its 38-week chart run. O’Connor is joined onstage by singers and musicians Clare Hirst, on sax, who has performed with the Bellestars, The Communards and David Bowie, Sarah Fisher on keyboards and Josh Blackmore on percussion. Songs include Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, Decadent Days, If Only and more.
Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.
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