The King and I | London Palladium

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The King and I


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Due to phenomenal demand, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King And I has extended its engagement for a final three weeks to Saturday 29th September at London's iconic Palladium. This is the very last opportunity West End audiences will have to see the Broadway stars reprise their original roles on the London stage.

Five extra matinees on Thursdays (30 August, 6, 13, 20 and 27 September) have been added to the London Palladium performance schedule. This follows continued unprecedented demand for tickets, with early performances already sold out

Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Award-winning performance and 'Broadway musical's undisputed Queen' (The Sunday Times), Kelli O'Hara (Anna), Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King), and reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, Ruthie Ann Miles (Lady Thiang). Joining the cast are major Japanese film and television star Takao Osawa as the Kralahome, trusted adviser to The King of Siam, and West End star of Aladdin, Dean John-Wilson and Na-Young Jeon as the young lovers, Lun Tha and Tuptim.

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 musicals. A once in a life time opportunity - book now for performances to 29th September.

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Argyll Street London, W1F 7TF

Cancellation Policy

No exchanges or refunds.


Approximately 2 hours 55 minutes (including the interval)

Suitable For Children

The show is suitable for ages 5 and up

Where Do I Go

London Palladium, 30 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TE

By Tube: The nearest underground station is Oxford Circus (Central, Victoria and Bakerloo lines) and Bond Street (Central and Jubilee Lines).

By Bus: 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 23, 25, 53, 55, 73, 88, 94, 98, 113, 137, 139, 159

Latest Critics Reviews

Thu, 5th July 2018

“Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It’s a hit”

The Times

Thu, 5th July 2018

"Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture"

The Telegraph

Thu, 5th July 2018

"We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!"

Daily Mail

Thu, 5th July 2018

Ken Watanabe "Thunderous charisma"

Evening Standard

Thu, 5th July 2018

"Kelli O' Hara does not just play Anna, she owns the part. Her voice is crystal, Julie Andrews perfect"

The Times

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