The King and I at The London Palladium

The multi Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I will transfer from Broadway to London next month following a critically acclaimed run at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater and a record-breaking sold-out US tour

Opening at the world famous London Palladium on 21 June 2018, the show will star three of the original Lincoln Center Theater lead actors: led by Tony Award winner and “Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen” (Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara as Anna Leonowens, film star, Oscar and Tony nominee (for his role on The King and I) Ken Watanabe in the title role of The King of Siam and Ruthie Ann Miles reprising her Tony Award winning role of Lady Thiang. All three actors will be making their West End debuts, following their acclaimed performances on Broadway.

Japanese actress Naoko Mori who has worked extensively across stage (Miss Saigon, Avenue Q, Hair), television (Torchwood, Absolutely Fabulous) and film will share the role of Lady Thiang. Takao Osawa, the multi-award-winning actor and star of one of Japan’s most popular television series JIN, will join the cast of THE KING AND I to play the Kralahome, trusted adviser to The King of Siam. Dean John-Wilson (who starred in the title role of Disney’s original West End production of Aladdin) and Na-Young Jeon will play the young lovers, Lun Tha and Tuptim.

Acclaimed Tony Award-winning Bartlett Sher will once again direct the production, hot on the heels of his work on The Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of My Fair Lady which opened on Broadway in March to rave reviews. “Sher excels at finding strong yet subtle resonance in classic musicals” (The Telegraph). He, along with the celebrated creative team behind the award-winning production of South Pacific, will reunite to bring this majestic production of The King & I to life at the Palladium.

With music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, The King and I—which won four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical—will open its European Premiere at the London Palladium. The production will open 21 June 2018 (Press Night on 3 July 2018) for a limited engagement, until 29 September 2018.

For more information and to purchase tickets go to the Reader's Digest Tickets website.