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Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I epitomises the golden age of musicals and is the winner of multiple awards. The King and I is currently on a critically-acclaimed UK Tour!
Prepare to be transported into a world of rich traditions, complex relationships, and political intrigue. With its touching themes of love and understanding, *The King and I *is a masterpiece that has stood the test of time. It is confirmed that The King and I will be making a West End transfer. Book your tickets now!
About The King and I
Rogers and Hammerstein originally wrote King and I for Broadway in 1951, after opening at the St James Theatre to rave reviews, the London production opened at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in October 1953 and ran for an astonishing 946 performances.
In this story of East meets West, the widowed British schoolteacher Anna is hired by the King of Siam in his attempts to modernise his country. Although connected to the students, Anna struggles with not only cultural differences but a tricky relationship with the headstrong king. Through her persistence and willingness for human connection, Anna helps to fuel a sense of openness and social understanding between her and the king in an attempt to invoke change and understanding. A tale beyond its years, The King and I teaches us that love can transcend the greatest of differences.
The King and I score
The King and I is set to one of the finest scores ever written, including classic songs such as ‘Getting to Know You’, ‘Whistle a Happy Tune’ and ‘Shall We Dance’ - the musical features a company of over 50 world-class performers alongside a full-scale orchestra.
The King and I cast and creatives
The King and I is directed by Tony Award winner Bart Sher, who has previously directed Broadways South Pacific & My Fair Lady. With book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, The King and I contains music by Richard Rodgers, sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, orchestrations by Robert Rusell Bennett, musical supervision by Stephen Ridley, and casting direction by James Orange CDG.
Helen George, best known as Trixie in the hit BBC One series Call The Midwife, will star as Anna and Darren Lee will star as The King. Further casting for The King and I will be announced in due course.
The King and I London tickets are available now!
Witness this classic and glorious production as you’ve never seen it before, in a celebration of the lavish heritage of the best in romantic musical theatre, created by a multi-award-winning creative team. Book your tickets to see The King and I in London!
Age restrictionTo be confirmed.
Running timeTo be confirmed.
Performance dates20 January 2024 – 2 March 2024
AccessBSL signed performance Saturday 17th February 2.30pm, 2024.
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News / Interviews
Interview with The King and I's Darren Lee
The King and I is setting sail for the West End. Inspired by real-life experiences, this story of East meets West unfolds through the eyes of Anna, an independent and fierce British widow who is tasked with introducing the royal family of Siam to Western customs. However, she finds herself torn between her own beliefs and the deeply ingrained traditions of the king's society.
It is a musical that defined an era. In this interview, we catch up with Darren Lee, who portrays the King, to hear all about this epic musical classic.
18 Apr, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas
News / Features
5 reasons why you should see The King and I
The King and I is more than just a musical, it is a love letter to cultural acceptance. Following its 1951 Broadway premiere and countless revivals over the years, this beloved show explores the heartfelt journey of a fearless English governess, known as Anna, as she sets sail for Siam during the 1860s, to escape her past and better her future.
Woven from a tapestry of culture, romance and acceptance - The King and I ignites the heart and brings tears to the eyes. So, pack your bags for Siam…here are 5 reasons why you should see The King and I!
5 Apr, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas
News / Features / New Shows + Transfers
The King and I set to transfer to the Dominion Theatre
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless, golden-age classic The King and I is setting sail to the Dominion Theatre! Headed by Call the Midwife star Helen George, this royal, multi-award-winning production has already captured the hearts of audiences across the UK and will commence its West End performances on January 20th 2024! In this stunning story of East meets West, a world of tradition, love and politics awaits. Book your tickets today!
4 Apr, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas
The King and I Celebrates its 72nd Anniversary
Happy Anniversary to The King and I! The multi-award winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical opened on Broadway at the St James’ theatre on March 29 1951 and has been adored by audiences for 72 years. The spectacular show is currently touring the UK and stars Helen George as Anna. Book your tickets today to see one of the greatest shows from the golden age of musicals.
29 Mar, 2023 | By Rebecca Young
News / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
Full casting announced for The King and I
Since the 1952 premier of Rodger & Hammerstein’s The King and I, the tempestuous relationship presented between a widow and a monarch has served as the background for one of the world's most beloved love stories. With themes of prejudice and identity, The King and I is a universally adored and Tony award-winning production. Recently, further casting has been announced for The King and I, with Call The Midwife’s Helen George being joined by Broadway star and film actor Darren Lee! Book your tickets today to see Helen George and Darren Lee in The King and I at the New Wimbledon Theatre and other locations on its UK and Ireland Tour!
19 Jan, 2023 | By Kevin Thomas
Top 10 fun facts about The King and I
Are you a big West End theatre buff? Think you know everything there is to know about The King and I? Well, there's no better time than now to brush up on you King and I knowledge as the fifth musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II returns to the London stage this May! Put your skills to the test and read our list for the Top 10 Facts About The King and I below! You may be surprised by what you find...
11 Mar, 2020 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels