Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway hit musical The King and I hits the road on a UK & Ireland tour.
Bartlett Sher’s Tony Award winning Lincoln Center Theater revival of The King and I is embarking on a tour of the UK in 2023.
This gloriously lavish production is brought to the stage by an internationally renowned creative team under Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, My Fair Lady, To Kill a Mockingbird) and features a world-class company of over 50 West End and Broadway performers and a full-scale orchestra.
The King and I stars Call The Midwife’s Helen George as Anna, with Broadway star Darren Lee (Chicago, Guys and Dolls) as the King of Siam, Dean John-Wilson (The King and I) as Lun Tha, Marienella Phillips (Henry V) as Tuptim, and Cezarah Bonner as Lady Thiang.
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony-award winning musical is a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of East versus West, and boasts a score featuring beloved classics “Getting To Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” “I Have Dreamed” and “Something Wonderful”.
The Broadway production of The King and I won four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical and Best Costume Design of a Musical.
UK & Ireland Tour Dates
CANTERBURY MARLOWE THEATRE
04 FEB 2023 – 11 FEB 2023
WIMBLEDON NEW THEATRE
14 FEB 2023 – 18 FEB 2023
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE
21 FEB 2023 – 25 FEB 2023
BIRMINGHAM ALEXANDRA THEATRE
28 FEB 2023 – 04 MAR 2023
LLANDUDNO VENUE CYMRU
07 MAR 2023 – 11 MAR 2023
HIGH WYCOMBE SWAN
14 MAR 2023 – 18 MAR 2023
28 MAR 2023 – 01 APR 2023
DARTFORD ORCHARD THEATRE
04 APR 2023 – 08 APR 2023
11 APR 2023 – 15 APR 2023
SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
18 APR 2023 – 22 APR 2023
CARDIFF NEW THEATRE
25 APR 2023 – 29 APR 2023
HULL NEW THEATRE
02 MAY 2023 – 06 MAY 2023
GLASGOW KINGS THEATRE
16 MAY 2023 – 20 MAY 2023
DUBLIN BORD GÁIS ENERGY THEATRE
27 JUN 2023 – 01 JUL 2023
What's the story of The King and I - UK & Ireland Tour?
The year is 1862, and British schoolteacher Anna Leonowens has arrived in Siam to instruct the royal children.
But despite her sharp wit and strong will, nothing has prepared Anna for the lessons this rich and complicated new land has to teach her — or for the powerful connection she will forge with its imperious King.
Who is in the cast of The King and I - UK & Ireland Tour?
The cast of The King and I is led by Helen George (Call the Midwife, The Woman in White) as Anna Leonowens, with Broadway star Darren Lee (Chicago, Guys and Dolls) as the King of Siam, Dean John-Wilson (The King and I) as Lun Tha, Marienella Phillips (Henry V) as Tuptim, and Cezarah Bonner as Lady Thiang.
Other cast include Kok-Hwa Lie (The King And I) as Kralahome, Caleb Lagayan (Les Misérables) as Prince Chulalongkorn, Sam Jenkins-Shaw (The Night Watch) as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsay, and Maria Coyne (The Phantom of the Opera) as Alternate Anna.
The ensemble includes Chi Chan, Jeffrey Chekai, Emily Grace-Ling, Cher Nicolette Ho, Rachel Wang-Hei Lau, Daniel Len, Candy Ma, Rachel MacDougall, Amelia Kinu Muus, Yuki Ozeki, Kitt Pakapom, Prem Rai, Ria Tanaka, Hiromi Toyooka, Jasmine Triadi, Jensen Tudtud, Qinwen Xue and Jason Yang-Westland.
In terms of the child actors, Harry Altoft, Dexter Barry, Max Ivemey and Charlie McGuire play Anna’s son Louis; and Bethany Campbell, Coco Bridger, Cody Concha, Ethan Fung, Dulcie-Bella Hackley, Caitlin Lau, Khun Cho Lwin, Angelica Quynh An Nguyen, Tenzin Noryang, Sabri Leonel Puci, Niall Rina, Francis Benedict Sarte, Mia Snowdon, Yuen Zhai and Phoebe Zhao-Welsh play the Royal children.
Who are the creative team of The King and I - UK & Ireland Tour?
The King and I is based on Margaret Landon’s novel, Anna and the King of Siam with music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and original choreography by Jerome Robbins.
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.
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