About the show
See the West End transfer of Tony Award-winning musical The King And I as it comes to the London Palladium.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I transfers to London’ West End following a smash hit 16-month run at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York.
Margaret Landon’s novel Anna And The King Of Siam inspired the musical The King And I. The acclaimed stage adaptation uses music by Richard Rodgers, and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
It’s 1860s Bangkok. British schoolteacher Anna Leonowens arrives at the Palace of Siam at the bequest of the King. Anna is employed to tutor the King’s children and wives. Whilst there, an unconventional relationship develops between Anna and the King.
For the West End transfer, Broadway star Kelli O’Hara reprises her Tony Award-winning role of Anna Leonowens. O’Hara previously appeared in productions including The Bridges Of Madison County and Follies. Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe also reprises his performance as the King. He earned his Oscar nomination for his 2003 performance in The Last Samurai. Both performers make their West End debuts in this production.
Ruthie Ann Miles also reprises her Broadway performance as Lady Thiang. Miles, who makes her West End debut in this show, won a Tony Award for her New York performance in The King And I.
Dean John Wilson, previously London’s Aladdin, play Lun Tha, while Na-Young Jeon plays Tuptim.
The show’s iconic score includes the much-loved songs Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We Dance, I Have Dreamed, and Something Wonderful.
Bartlett Sher directs the highly admired production, which won four Tony Awards, including the award for Best Musical Revival.
The King And I proved so popular in New York it prompted the Wall Street Journal to claim, “I doubt I’ll see a better production in my lifetime.”
One of the most hotly anticipated 2018 openings in the West End, tickets for The King and are selling fast. Book soon to avoid disappointment.
The King And I runs at the London Palladium from 21 June to 29 September 2018.
Map & Location
The London Palladium
8 Argyll St