‘Getting to Know You – Getting to Know Us’
From the Liverpool Empire Theatre in conjunction with classic musical The King and I
One of the greatest family musicals of all time, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, visits Liverpool Empire from 3-7 April. To get to know our audiences a little better (and vice versa), we’re delighted to announce two exciting activities in conjunction with this spectacular show.
‘Getting to Know Us’ Backstage tour and ticket package:
A special King and I ‘ticket and tour’ package can be booked at a cost of just £15! Take an exclusive behind the scenes tour at Liverpool Empire for a fascinating glimpse of life behind the curtain and a chance to discover the history of this magnificent venue. Tours will take place on Wednesday 4 April between 10am and 12noon. Tours must be pre-booked and are only available in conjunction with a ticket to see The King and I on Wednesday 4 April (2.30pm performance).
To book your ticket and tour, call 0844 871 3037 (Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm)* and quote ‘Backstage Tour'.
*Places are strictly limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Offer tickets strictly subject to availability, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, cannot be used on tickets already purchased.
‘Getting to Know You’ Short Film Project**:
Amateur filmmakers (novices welcome!) are invited to send us a mini movie. Tell us about yourself and your world in 3 minutes or less! Selected entrants will have their piece edited into a 30 minute film by a professional filmmaker, along with other applicants, to be shown online from 7 April. The King and I is at the venue (3-7 April) and anyone who submits an entry can access an exclusive £10 ticket offer to see the show from 3-5 April. To enter, simply upload your video to YouTube and then email the link to the video to firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries will be added to a playlist at http://www.youtube.com/user/get2knowUmerseyside
**Closing date for applications midnight 2 April. Videos must be suitable for a family audience with no foul/offensive language, or behaviour. Entrants must have the permission of those featured in the video before submission. We reserve the right to use the footage in perpetuity for promotional purposes. Promotional code will be emailed to the entrant. Offer tickets strictly subject to availability, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, cannot be used on tickets already purchased.
About Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I: 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.
This breath-taking new production from the Curve Theatre, Leicester, directed by Paul Kerryson, is a lavish, grand-scale spectacle. With giant gold Buddhas, sumptuous costumes, a chorus of adorable children, acrobatic dancers and live music this beautiful production guarantees standing ovations.
The King and I stars Ramon Tikaram as the The King of Siam, whose West End credits include Bombay Dreams, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar and TV’s This Life and Josefina Gabrielle as Anna whose musical highlights include The Witches of Eastwick, Sweet Charity and the lead in Oklahoma! at the National Theatre.