The Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece The King and I has returned to Australia and will be heading to Sydney this September.
Four-time Gold Logie winner Lisa McCune plays English governess Anna Leonowens opposite internationally acclaimed baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes who plays the King. John Adam (The School For Wives, Frost/Nixon) will play British Diplomat Sir Edward Ramsey and Captain Orton while The Kralahome, the King’s Prime Minister, is played by Marty Rhone (The King and I – West End, Godspell). Lady Thiang will be played by opera singer Shu-Cheen Yu (The King and I – 1991 Australian tour) and the Burmese young lovers Lun Tha and Tuptim are played by Adrian Li Donni and Jenny Liu.
The King and I was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s fifth musical together and is based on Margaret Landon’s 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam. The original John Frost production premiered in Australia in 1991.
The King And I will run at Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House from Sunday September 7 to Saturday November 1. Bookings are available through the venue.