Friday, November 9

First tour dates announced for The King and I

The Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I which ended its record-breaking sold-out season at the London Palladium in September is going on tour next year kicking off at  Manchester Opera house on  26th April, followed by Sunderland Empire in June. With more dates and casting news to follow. 

The King and I is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals –  a celebration of the lavish heritage of the very best in romantic musical theatre from a multi award-winning creative team

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  full-scale  orchestra with  a score featuring classics including Hello, Young Lovers, Shall We Dance?,  I Have Dreamed,  Something Wonderful, Whistle a Happy Tune and Getting to Know You. 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.

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