The King and I: From the London Palladium
27 December 2018 2pm
£14.50 concession, £13 member
Length: 180 min
Director: Bartlett Sher
Cast: Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe
Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Award-winning performance as ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times), Kelli O’Hara (Anna), Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King).
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 one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance. 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.
“Five stars for a sumptuous King and I.”
“Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture.”
“Ken Watanabe has ‘thunderous charisma.'”
“I doubt I’ll ever see a better production in my lifetime.”
The Wall Street Journal