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Theatres - Starting This Week - January 5 onwards


THE KING AND I (Venue Cymru, Llandudno, January 10-14)

RODGERS and Hammerstein’s classic show is one of the best-loved musicals of all time. Seen by millions across the world since it was first performed in 1951, it remains a firm favourite today. It tells the heart-warming story of the British governess brouight to the court of Siam to tutor the King’s many children and features such songs as Getting To Know You, Shall We Dance and Hello Young Lovers. This new production stars Ramon Tikaram as the King and Josefina Gabrielle as Anna. Call 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

PANTO’S ON STRIKE (Opera House, Quay Street, Manchester, January 11-14)

PADDY McGuinness and Jonathan Wilkes star in this original, side-splitting, rip-roaring comedy show that will have you rubbing your magic lamp. But be warned – the adult only humour will bring out the big kid in all of you. Over-18s only. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.