The King and IThe Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I has been confirmed for a limited run at the London Palladium from June to Sepember.

It will star the original Broadway leads  with  Kelli O’Hara reprising her Tony Award-winning performance as Anna and Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe as the King of Siam. They will be joined by Ruthie Ann Miles, playing the role of  Lady Thiang with Dean John-Wilson (Here Lies Love at the National Theatre and original London Aladdin) is to play Lun Tha, the young envoy in love with the King’s slave Tuptim (to be played by Na-Young Jeon), Japanese television and film star Takao Osawa will play Kralahome, trusted adviser to the king. They will be joined by Jon Chew (Angels in America) in the role of Prince Chulalongkorn, Edward Baker-Duly (Wizard Of Oz, South Pacific) in dual roles as Sir Edward Ramsay and Captain Orton alongside Annalene Beechey (Into The Woods) as Standby Anna and Kok-Hwa Lie - standby King/Kralahome.

The full ensemble cast of singers, actors and dancers will feature Kamm Kunaree - Singer/cover Tuptim: Jacqui Sanchez - Singer/cover Lady Thiang: Miiya Alexander - Singer:
Ena Yamaguchi - Dancer/Eliza (ballet): Ela Lisondra - Dancer/Eva(ballet): Aiko Kato - Dancer/Topsy (ballet): Lily Wang - Dancer/Dog (ballet): Yuki Abe - Dancer/Dog (ballet): Saori Oda - Dancer/vocal swing/Dog (ballet): Misa Koide - Dancer/Tom (ballet)
: William Mychael Lee - Singer/Phra Alack: Alistair So - Singer/cover Lun Tha: Arthur Lee - Singer/cover Kralahome & Orton/Ramsay: Jorge Antonio Sprangers - Dancer/Simon (ballet); Jonathan Caguioa - Dancer/Angel & George (ballet): Cletus Chan - Dancer/Guard (ballet): Jesse Mulligan - Dancer/Guard (ballet): Nick Len - Dancer/Guard (ballet): Simon Hardcastle - onstage swing/cover Prince: Nicholas Lee - onstage swing: Rachel Jayne Picar - onstage swing and Jasmine Leung - onstage swing

Director Bartlett Sher reunites the original creative team of Catherine Zuber (Tony Award winner for Best Costume), set designer Michael Yeargan, lighting designer Donald Holder, sound designer Scott Lehrer and choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.

Set in 1860s Bangkok, and hailed as one of Rodgers & Hammerstein's finest works, The King and I has  a cast of more than 50 and  a score featuring classics including  Getting To Know You; Hello, Young Lovers; Shall We Dance?; I Have Dreamed; and Something Wonderful.  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.


show timesMonday-Saturday 7:00 pm. Matinees Wednesday & Saturday at 2:00 pm. Running time TBC



London Palladium
Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF

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Infra-red system with headsets. Induction loop at Box Office. Headsets available in foyer.
Guide dogs are permitted inside the auditorium
Please contact the Theatre Manager on arrival. Access is via the Box Office (ramp) at the front of the theatre in Argyll Street and then by wheelchair lift down to the Stalls bar. Alternative entrance off Ramillies Place, at the back of the theatre. Four spaces for wheelchair users at L46, O48, Q48 and S49. Companions can sit in same row. Transfer seating available to aisle seats.
Adapted toilet on the right inside entrance in Ramillies Place.  Access also from the stalls bar.