About the Film:
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I is back by popular demand in cinemas on April 4. See the number one box office hit,recorded from London’s iconic Palladium,in screens across the UK.Reprising her Tony Award-winning role,“Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen”(The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. 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, bringsto Siam to teach his many wives and children.
With one of the finest 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 Iis a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre –it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.