The King and I comes to the London Palladium for limited engagement

Last Updated on 17th November 2017

The King and I London Palladium
Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe in The King and I

Following a critically acclaimed season at New York’s Lincoln Centre where it won numerous awards including the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King & I will be presented at the London Palladium for a limited season in Spring 2018. Tickets for The King and I are now on sale.

The King & I will feature the stars of the Lincoln Centre production. Reprising her Tony Award-winning performance will be Kelli O’Hara as Miss Anna and Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe as The King.

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.

The King & I will be presented at the London Palladium for a strictly limited engagement from 21 June to 4 August 2018. Read our review of the Lincoln Centre production.


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