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- On February 27, 2024
The iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical The King & I returns to the West End!
Starring Helen George and Darren Lee, The King and I is known as one of the greatest musicals from the golden age of musicals. The musical features one of the finest scores ever written including songs such as ‘Whistle a Happy Tune’, ‘Getting to Know You’ and ‘Shall We Dance’. This version of the show features a company of over 50 performers alongside a full-scale orchestra.
The King and I is directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher who has previously directed Broadways hits like South Pacific and My Fair Lady. The show is set to be a gloriously lavish production with a world-class company of West End and Broadway performers and musicians.
The musical follows the story of Anna, a widowed British schoolteacher who is hired by the King of Siam to help modernise the country. The King struggles at first with his new governess and is thrown by Anna’s blunt attitude. Eventually they build a strong relationship a forge a connection between East and West.
The King and I first opened on Broadway over 65 years ago and after two years it transferred to the West End where it played at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The it was adapted into a film with Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr two years later.
In this production Anna will be played by Helen George who is best known for her role as Trixie in the BBC One series Call the Midwife. She will be joined by Broadway star Darren Lee as The King. With set design by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber and orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett, this production of the King and I is set to be one of the most beautifully romantic performances you will see this year.
The King and I opens on 20th January 2024 at the Dominion Theatre where it will run until 2nd March 2024. Make sure to secure your King and I theatre tickets and book now!