The King and I


Set in 1860s Bangkok, tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
The King and I at London Palladium

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Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: London Palladium
Starts: Thursday 21 June 2018
Closes: Saturday 4 August 2018
Running time:2 hrs 55 mins
Age suitability: 5+

Background


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.


Synopsis


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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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 21 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 4 August 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm

Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-00pm

Saturday - 2-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


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Cast


Kelli O'Hara

Ken Watanabe


TBC


Creatives


Author: Oscar Hammerstein II, based on Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon
Composer: Richard Rodgers
Lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
Director: Bartlett Sher
Set designer: Michael Yeargan
Costume designer: Catherine Zuber
Choreography: Christopher Gattelli
Lighting: Donald Holder
Sound: Scott Lehrer

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