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About The King and I

Tipped to be London’s theatrical event of 2018, the critically acclaimed Lincoln Center production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I comes to London's iconic Palladium.

Starring the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, Kelli O’Hara and Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe.

Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the 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 score of treasured songs including; Whistle a Happy Tune and Shall We Dance, and featuring over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is testament to the lavish heritage of romantic musical theatre.

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Transferring from Broadway to the West End, don’t miss this spectacular production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical, “The King and I”. This Tony Award-winning show stars Kelli O’Hara (making her West End debut) as Anna, a widowed English schoolteacher, who travels to Siam in the 1860s to teach the children of the King (Ken Watanabe). Used to being obeyed without question, the King butts heads with the strong-willed Anna as their Eastern and Western cultures clash. After spending more time with the King and his family, a will they, won’t they romance soon builds between the pair, but can they ever resolve their differences? Directed by Bartlett Sher, this musical is a sweeping epic that will fill the stage of the London Palladium, featuring songs you’ll know and love like “Getting to Know You” and “Shall We Dance?”. Don’t miss it this Summer!

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What To Watch For

  • Anna’s iconic purple ball gown is a true masterpiece of costuming. It took 20 yards of silk, weighing in at 30lbs of fabric to create the dress.
  • 450 hours were spent sewing the dress!
  • Ken Watanabe made his US stage acting debut with this production.
  • The Broadway run played 538 performances from March 2015 until June 2016. In London, the run will be significantly shorter, running from June until September.

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Run Time

2hrs 55min (inc. interval)

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Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture
The Telegraph
Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It’s a hit
The Times
Without doubt the big, glitzy musical of the summer
Metro

London Palladium

Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF

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