Wimborne Musical Theatre Society (WMTS) have cast the leading roles for their forthcoming musical “The King and I” and are delighted to have put together a exceptionally strong team of well know local performers.
Pictured are, Phil Redgrave, seated at the piano, and, from left to right, behind the piano, Heather Pretlove, Lee Neal, Sally Ager, and Sharron Pearcy. Phil plays the King of Siam, Heather, Lady Thiang, his first wife; Lee plays Lun Tha, the Burmese envoy in love with Tuptim, played by Sally; Sharron plays Anna, who has come from England to tutor the King’s wives and children.
Local musical theatre and concert goers will be no strangers to this talented group who have entertained many over the years, both with WMTS, with other groups and in their own right.
Phil is very well known throughout the area both as a superb character actor and singer, playing leading roles in musicals and in concerts. Heather who performs shows to raise funds for charities, and Sharron, who sings with a jazz combo, perform in concerts both solo and as a duo, are renown for their excellent harmonising. When it comes to harmonising, Sally who sings professionally with her group “The Sodapops”, has been a mainstay with the Society playing many leading roles; and Lee has performed major roles with various local amateur companies over a number of years.
Sylvia Walpole, WMTS Chairman said “We are absolutely delighted to have been able to bring together one of the strongest groups to lead our cast for “The King and I”. We are in no doubt that they will excel in acting in, and performing the beautiful songs in this well loved musical, to delight our audiences.”
The King and I will be performed at the Wimborne Tivoli Theatre from Tuesday 16th June to Saturday 20th June; showtimes are 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are on sale now and available from the Tivoli Box office or 01202885566.