(Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, Dec 1)

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theatre's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to the big screen in this unmissable event presented from London's iconic Palladium.

Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, 'Broadway musical's undisputed Queen' (The Sunday Times) Kelli O'Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles.

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher who the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King And I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.

n The screenings are at 3 and 7pm and cost £16, £14 for concessions and £12 for children. Call 01743 281281 for more details.


(Crewe Lyceum, Dec 1-2)

From the author of the well-loved children’s book DEAR ZOO, Rod Campbell

Santa is determined to deliver the Christmas present to our little hero Sarah. But he doesn’t get it right straight away!

With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something ‘perfect’, just in time for Christmas Eve.

All the ingredients of Rod Campbell’s ingeniously simple and charming style are brought to life on stage, plus a whole lot more… with music, laughter and plenty of audience participation.

Plus, the opportunity to meet Santa himself and after the show!

A perfect introduction to theatre for those aged two to seven years old, Dear Santa is a Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget.

n Tickets cost £14.50 or £50 for a family of four. Call 01270 368 242 for more details.


(Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Nov 29-Dec 1)

A SHARPLY, salty, quickfire evocation of the surface gaiety and underlying melancholia of English pub life.

n Tickets cost £10, call 01352 701521.