The King and I returns to the West End with Helen George and Darren Lee

Last Updated on 6th April 2023

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I is to return to the West End in January 2024 starring Helen George and Darren Lee.

The King and IFollowing the sold-out season at the London Palladium, the Olivier and Tony multi-award-winning musical The King and I is to return to the West End starring Helen George and Darren Lee. The musical will play a limited engagement at the Dominion Theatre from 20 January – 2 March 2024.


Helen George, known to millions over the past decade as Trixie in the hugely popular BBC One drama series Call The Midwife, will return to the stage to reprise the lead role she is currently playing to sold-out theatres on tour across the UK. She will be reunited on the Dominion stage with her co-star, Broadway and film actor Darren Lee who played The King on Broadway. Both have been receiving rave reviews on tour, which continues until November this year.

Helen George said: “I am so delighted to continue to play the formidable Anna Leonowens in this incredible production of The King and I. I have really enjoyed playing such an incredibly strong character whilst on tour, but to play her on the West End stage is an honour.”

Following the original Broadway smash-hit run at the Lincoln Center Theatre, a sold-out season at the London Palladium (which resulted in the biggest live global event cinema release of 2018) and two record-breaking UK tours, this gloriously lavish production will be brought to the West End stage once again by an internationally renowned creative team under Tony Award-winning Bartlett Sher and feature a world-class company of over 50 talented performers and a full-scale orchestra.

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

The King and I is a sumptuous, timeless romance from the golden age of musicals, adored by the public and critics alike – and boasting a timeless score with songs including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance.



Dominion Theatre
268/269 Tottenham Court Road
London W1T 7AQ

Season Dates:
20 January – 2 March 2024

Tuesday – Saturday evening at 7:30pm
Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm


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