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Shaved heads may be the lasting fashion statement of the late Eighties, but it's really Yul Brynner's fault. He shaved his scalp to play the title role in The King and I in its original 1951 Broadway production, and then saved money on Brylcream and hair gel for the rest of his life. Last Christmas, BAC staged another famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music (appealingly referred to by its subsequent movie star Christopher Plummer as The Sound of Mucus), but this year it's the turn of The King and I (right).

BAC, London SW11 (0171-223 2223) from 28 Nov,

David Benedict