The King and I

The King and I Theatre breaks

About the show

Tipped to be London’s theatrical event of 2018, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to London's iconic Palladium in Spring 2018.

What to expect from The King and I

Starring the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, Kelli O’Hara and Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe. Fresh from London's Critical smash hit production of Oslo, director Bartlett Sher reunites the original creative team of Catherine Zuber (Tony Award winner for Best Costume), set designer Michael Yeargan, lighting designer Donald Holder, sound designer Scott Lehrer and choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.

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

With a superior score of treasured songs 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.

The greatest musical from the golden age of theatre. A once in a life time opportunity – limited engagement booking until 4 August 2018.

Reviews of The King and I

"Five stars. Grand and glorious." – Time Out New York 
"A landmark production and a shot of purest rapture. I never wanted it to end." – The Hollywood Reporter
 "Magnificent. A sweepingly romantic production. How good to be getting to know the show all over again." – Newsday 
"Splendid! This just may be, in fact, the finest staging of a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical in my experience." – The Washington Post

Interesting facts about The King and I

Hollywood star Yul Brynner was the original King of Siam on Broadway in 1951, as he was in the film version. He revived his role 25 years later in the US and also at the London Palladium in 1979.

Children

Children aged under 5 will not be admitted into the theatre.

Performances

  • Monday to Saturday @ 7pm
  • Wednesday & Saturday @ 2pm

Running time - TBC

Booking until - 29/09/2018

London Palladium

Argyll StreetLondon
W1A 3AB

Nearest tube - Oxford Circus

Seating information - The theatre is split into 3 tiers: the Stalls are at the ground level, with the Royal Circle on the 1st floor and the Upper Circle at the top.

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