Auditions for musical

Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre and Music & Lyrics Ltd are seeking enthusiastic and talented young people to take part in next year’s production of The King And I from March 20-24.

The auditions will be taking place on Sunday, November 27 at the theatre. The open auditions are for boys and girls aged five-14 years. They must have dark hair and the ability to sing and dance. No previous experience is necessary, just a great deal of energy and enthusiasm, the theatre says.All ethnicities are invited to apply.

Applicants must register for an audition to attend by emailing stating the name and age of the child.

Spokesman Robin Hancox said: “The King And I is loved as one of the greatest musicals of all time. Seen by millions of people across the world since it was first performed in 1951, when it was showered with awards and became the blockbuster Hollywood movie, its glorious soundtrack is still a best seller today.

“The heart-warming story of the British governess brought to the court of Siam to tutor the King’s many children is told using one of the most beautiful scores ever written with sweeping melodies such as The March of the Siamese Children, Shall We Dance, I Whistle A Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers and the unforgettable Getting To Know You.”