The Torch Theatre’s popular Movies & Memories film screenings continue, with a rare chance to enjoy on the big screen Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I (Thursday 5 March, 2.00pm), one of the most popular musicals in cinema history.
The film stars Deborah Kerr (From Here To Eternity) and Yul Brynner (The Magnificent Seven), who won an Academy Award for his role.
Brynner, reprising the role he’d polished to perfection on stage, plays the blustering, headstrong Siamese potentate who meets his match in the form of Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), the prim and proper English widow he’s hired to oversee the rearing of his huge, unruly flock of children. The delightful score, which also garnered an Oscar, includes three perennial favourite show tunes: Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance?
Movies & Memories screenings are designed to suit the needs of people living with dementia and memory loss, their family, carers and friends. Set in a relaxed environment, these films are shown with the house lights turned up and the sound levels turned down. Patrons can also sing along to any musical numbers should they wish to.
Tickets for the screening on Thursday 5 March are priced at £6.00 each and entitle patrons to a Special Offer of a cup of tea or coffee with a slice of cake from Café Torch for £3.25 as part of their visit. For more information or to book tickets visit torchtheatre.co.uk or contact the Box Office on 01646 695267.