The King And I
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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 the iconic London Palladium in Spring 2018.

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 1860s 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 Sat 4 August 2018.


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BROADWAY'S THE KING AND I TRANSFERS TO LONDON PALLADIUM (20 NOVEMBER 2017)

The multi Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King And I will transfer from Broadway to London next summer following a critically acclaimed 16- month run at New York's Lincoln Center Theater and an unprecedented continuing record-breaking sold-out USA tour. The production will start performances on 21 June 2018 at the West End's London Palladium, where the last West End production of the Broadway classic was staged in 2006.

The production will star the two original Lincoln Center Theater lead actors: Broadway musical royalty Kelli O'Hara, who will reprise her Tony Award-winning role of Anna Leonowens, together with film star, Oscar and Tony nominee (for his role on The King and I) Ken Watanabe, who will star in the title role of The King of Siam. Both will be making their West End debuts, following their acclaimed performances on Broadway.

Acclaimed Tony Award-winning Bartlett Sher will once again direct the production, hot on the heels of his work on The Lincoln Center Theater's world Premiere of JT Rogers' smash hit play Oslo, which opened on Broadway and then transferred via the National Theatre to the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre in October this year to rave reviews. He, along with the creative team behind the award-winning production of South Pacific, will reunite to bring this production to life at the Palladium.

With music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, this production, which won four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, will have its European premiere at the Palladium. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, this masterpiece boasts a score featuring such beloved classics as Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We Dance, I Have Dreamed, and Something Wonderful. Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children.







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Type of production: Musical

Opened: 21 June 2018

Booking until: 04 August 2018

Running time: 2 Hours 55 mins

Prices: £39.00 - £198.00

Cast: Kelli O'Hara , Ken Watanabe
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