Following a critically acclaimed 16 month run at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater and a record-breaking sold-out USA tour, the four Tony Award-winning musical The King and I is landing in Europe at The London Palladium until September Starring three of the original cast’s lead actors: led by Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as Anna Leonowens, and Oscar and nominee (for his role on The King and I) Ken Watanabe in the title role of The King of Siam. 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. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, this masterpiece features classics like Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers, Whistle A Happy Tune, Shall We Dance, I Have Dreamed, and Something Wonderful. With tickets for as little as £15, this is the theatreland’s hottest ticket this summer.
By Megan Carnegie