NICK Green, who plays the part of the King in Yeadon Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society's forthcoming production of the musical 'The King and I' will be making a double debut.

Not only will it be Nick's first time with the Yeadon society but it will also be his first musical.

He has proved to be a natural for musicals after having had starring roles in the past at Ilkley Playhouse in such diverse plays as 'The Jungle Book', in which he played Mogli, and 'A Street Car Named Desire', in which he played the demanding role of Stanley Kowalski.

Nick is just one of the many talented performers in the cast of 'The King And I' which opens at Yeadon Town Hall on Monday, March 13, and runs until Saturday, March 18 at 7.15pm each evening with a Saturday matinee at 2pm. Samantha Ball will take on the part of Anna and not only will she be the 'Belle of the Ball' when she dances with the King but she is also Queen of the musicals.

Sam, who makes a welcome return to the Yeadon society, has played many principal roles for the society including Eliza Doolittle in 'My Fair Lady', Nellie Forbush in 'South Pacific', Bianca in 'Kiss Me Kate', Adelaide in 'Guys and Dolls' - for which she was awarded 'Best Actress in a Musical' at the Wharfedale Festival of Theatre, and Maggie Jones in last year's success '42nd Street'.

Sam also appeared in the regional premiere of 'Victor/Victoria' at Bingley Little Theatre where she played the challenging role of Victoria Grant.

This production is in support of two charities, Candlelighters Fighting Children's Cancer and West Yorkshire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre.

To book seats telephone 0113 2505900.