About The King and I

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater production of The King and I, the greatest musical from the golden age of theatre, is now playing at the London Palladium.

The King and I has a sumptuous world-renowned score that features such classics as “Getting to Know You”, “Shall We Dance”, and “Whistle a Happy Tune”. Performed by an outstanding company of over 50, this production’s move to the West End is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the towering musical theatre legacy of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

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The King and I stars its original Broadway cast members. Kelli O’Hara will reprise her Tony Award-winning performance along with Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe. Joining them is Takao Osawa, an award-winning actor who swept up a total of 7 awards for Best Actor during his work on the Japanese smash hit 'JIN', an award winning television series, where he played the title role. Also cast in The King and I are Ruthie Ann Miles, West End star of Aladdin, Dean John-Wilson, and Na-Young Jeon. The production is directed by Bartlett Sher, whose recent work includes London’s smash-hit production of Oslo. 

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What's the story?

In the early 1860s, the recently widowed Anna Leonowens sets sail from England to Siam (now Thailand) with her son, Louis, to enter the employment of the King of Siam, a ruler who wishes to usher his kingdom into the modern world with the help of Western education.

Anna is to teach the King’s many wives and children and is at first outraged by the traditions that the King and his family value – he is considered a barbarian in the West. An unconventional and stormy relationship develops between the King and Anna, as the leader seems to only want to change his image, not his practices. As they both attempt to fiercely maintain their own traditions, a great deal of respect and love develops between them.

This coming together of East and West is one of the most unique musical theatre love stories ever told.


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Production images by Matt Murphy.

The King and I Performance Dates & Times

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Facts & Figures

1. Overture

2. I Whistle a Happy Tune

3. My Lord and Master

4. Hello Young Lovers

5. The March of the Siamese Children

6. A Puzzlement

7. The Royal Bangkok Academy

8. Getting to Know You

9. We Kiss in a Shadow

10. A Puzzlement

11. Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?

12. Something Wonderful

13. Western People Funny

14. I Have Dreamed

15. The Small House of Uncle Thomas

16. Song of the King

17. Shall We Dance?

18. Finale Ultimo

The King and I Soundtrack Playlist

London Palladium

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Where is The King and I?

8 Argyll Street London W1F 7TF
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Regent Street) 3, 6, 12, 13, 23, 88, 94, 139, 453, C2; (Oxford Street) 7, 8, 10, 25, 55, 73, 98, 390
  • Parking: Soho (4mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, C2, N3, N13, N15, N18, N109, N136; (Oxford Street) 7, 10, 25, 390, N7, N8, N55, N73, N98, N207
  • Nearest Tube: Central, Bakerloo, Victoria
  • Directions:

    (2mins) Exit 8 from the tube goes out onto Argyll Street (opposite the large Topshop). The theatre is 100 metres down the road.

  • Nearest Station: Euston


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible