The King and I
The King and I is a stage musical, written by 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 40th Anniversary Australian Production of The King and I starred Haley Mills and was directed by Christopher Renshaw, playing at the State Theatre Melbourne 1992.
Role played: Prince Chululonkorn