The show, which is part of the BOC Covent Garden Festival, will star Irek Mukhamedov of the Royal Ballet. Apparently, the masons are relishing the event. "They have a great sense of theatre," said Watty.
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The Freemasons' recent campaign to correct the false impression of secrecy, conspiracy and general skulduggery that hangs over their organisation has taken a curious twist with the letting of their impressive West End hall to a theatre impresario. Mark Watt is using the ornate Freemasons' Hall in Great Queen Street, which is richly decorated with towering columns and Masonic hieroglyphics, to stage a production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King And I.