Friday, March 16

Dean John-Wilson to join cast of The King and I as it extends for three weeks

Dean John-Wilson, is to play Lun Tha, the young envoy in love with the King’s slave Tuptim (to be played by Na-Young Jeon) in The King And I.
As previously reported, Kelli O’Hara is to stars as governess Anna Leonowens, with  Ken Watanabe.

The show previews at the London Palladium from June 21st 2018 (press night 3rd July) and due to high demand has just had a final  extension of  a further three weeks plus  five additional midweek matinees on Thursdays 30 August, 6, 13, 20 and 27 September , now running until 29th September.

Dean John-Wilson played the title role in Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre and was a semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent in 2008.  His other theatre credits include:  Miss Atomic Bomb and Songs For a New World at The St James’ Theatre, Aquino in Here Lies Love at the National Theatre, Tim Rice’s From Here to Eternity at the Shaftesbury Theatre and Sister Act: The Musical UK Tour.

Netherlands born Na-Young Jeon played Gigi in the international tour of Miss Saigon and Fantine in Les Misérables in South Korea and in the West End.  Other theatre work includes Esmerelda in Notre Dame de Paris in South Korea and Bianca in Kiss Me Kate in Amsterdam.  On TV she played the lead in Conny and Clyde and Bo in Van Hier Tot Tokio and her films include The Calling and Hitomi

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