Transition year students at St. Mary’s College are set to present their own version of “The King and I” - the musical made famous by the 1956 film starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr.
It tells the story of Mrs. Anna Leonowens and her son Louis who arrive in Bangkok, where she has been contracted to teach English. All of the over 100 transition year students in St. Mary’s have some part to play in the production which is augmented by eight TY students from Naas CBS.
“The production is for the students who get a lot out of it as part of the TY programme,” said teacher Laura Sheehan.Teachers at the school are also involved with the production and the services of a director and choreographer have been recruited.
The group have been rehearsing since last September.“It is a very big undertaking. Some of the costumes have been made some have been rented for the show. All of the students have a role be it on stage, at front of house, as props or providing sound and lighting,” added Ms. Sheehan.The show will be staged at
St. Mary’s College, running form March 5 to March 8 at 8pm. Tickets are available from the school at lunchtimes or on the door: adults €12, children/senior citizens €8, special offer for Thursday night only- 2 adults and 2 children €32, 1 adult and 2 children €23.