The King and I (1956, U)

The McCarthy2hrs 13minsCinema

A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children.


Director: Walter Lang

Key Cast:

Yul Brynner
Deborah Kerr
Rita Moreno

Price: £7, £6 concessions, £5 Circle cardholders and Under 30s, £5 Dementia Friendly Tickets & Carer goes free

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Mrs. Anna Leonowens and her son Louis arrive in Bangkok, where she has been contracted to teach English to the children of the royal household.

She threatens to leave when the house she had been promised is not available, but falls in love with the children. A new slave, a gift of a vassal king, translates "Uncle Tom's Cabin" into a Siamese ballet.

After expressing her unhappiness at being with the King, the slave decides to make an attempt to escape with her lover. Anna and the King start to fall in love, but her headstrong upbringing inhibits her from joining his harem.

She is just about to leave Siam but something important she finds out makes her think about changing her mind.

Dementia Friendly Screening: Friday 24 April, 1.30pm
(with a short talk, an interval and refreshments)


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