Society take on royal love story

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A strong-willed British school teacher and a traditional powerful King fall completely and utterly in love with each other. Without even mentioning the title of the musical it is clear to most exactly what you’re talking about.

Originally a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and set in 1861 Bangkok, The King And I was made into a classic film in 1956.

Today, the Fareham Musical Society have decided to try and make the story their own.

The amateur company are putting on the production at Ferneham Hall, Fareham from September 20 – 24.

The musical includes songs such as Getting To Know You, Something Wonderful and Shall We Dance? The 1999 film, Anna and the King, starring Jodie Foster, was also loosely based on the musical.

Both the stage play and film adaptions originate from the 1944 novel, Anna And The King Of Siam, which stems from the diaries of Anna Leonowens, a British governess in the Royal Court Of Siam during the 1860’s.

Tickets cost £9.50 to £13 from Ferneham Hall, Fareham on (01329) 824864 or visit fernehamhall.co.uk.