The King and I

The Gordon Frost Organisation has enjoyed international success with its successful West End run and UK national tour of The King and I in 2000.

The King and I is the fifth stage musical by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

The work is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon and derives from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, who became governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. The story deals with the experiences of the British schoolteacher, who is hired as part of the King’s drive to modernize his country. The relationship between the King and Anna is marked by conflict through much of the play, as well as by a love that neither is able to express.