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Musical audiences promised 'real treat'

PUBLISHED: 14:00 19 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:19 05 July 2010

Chris Penn and Judi Wheaton-Mars, who are playing The King and Anna in the latest production The King and I from The Lowestoft Players. Pictured: Submitted

Chris Penn and Judi Wheaton-Mars, who are playing The King and Anna in the latest production The King and I from The Lowestoft Players. Pictured: Submitted

THE Lowestoft Players latest production opens at The Marina Theatre in Lowestoft on Tuesday.

The King and I is the Players second musical tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein this year, having recently performed Carousel to great acclaim in May.

THE Lowestoft Players latest production opens at The Marina Theatre in Lowestoft on Tuesday.

The King and I is the Players second musical tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein this year, having recently performed Carousel to great acclaim in May.

For decades, The King And I has captivated millions, with its delightful story of how the English governess Anna Leonowens is brought to the court of Siam in the 1860s as a tutor to the King's many children.

Both the original stage and film versions of the musical were made famous by Yul Brynner's portrayal of the central figure of the King of Siam.

In the latest musical from the award-winning theatre group, Chris Penn plays the role of the King and former West End star Judi Wheaton-Mars is Anna, with a supporting cast of more than 60 people.

The King and I is a story of love and joy set to one of the most glorious, beautiful and unforgettable musical scores ever written and includes such well known songs as Getting to Know You, I Have Dreamed, Shall We Dance and Whistle a Happy Tune.

Stephen Wilson, publicity officer said: “The King and I not only promises to be a dazzling musical celebration of a time-honoured classic with some great performances, but it will also be a sumptuous visual feast of stunning scenery and magnificent costumes. Audiences are in for a real treat.”

The King and I opens at the Marina Theatre on Tuesday and runs through until Saturday, September 27. Performances are nightly at 7.30pm with a special matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm and tickets can be booked through the Box Office on 01502 533200.

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