Thursday, March 7

Full casting announced for tour of 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. Jose Llana (who was in the production on Broadway) will play the King, alongside Annalene Beechey (who understudied for Kelli O'Hara in the West End) as Anna.

Cezarah Bonner (Miss Saigon) will play the role of Lady Thiang, alongside Kavin Panmeechao and Kamm Kunaree who will play the young lovers, Lun Tha and Tuptim.Also joining the cast will be Kok-Hwa Lie in the role of Kralahome and Aaron Teoh Guan Ti as Prince Chulalongkorn. Philip Bulcock will take on the dual roles of Captain Orton and Sir Edward Ramsay and William M Lee will play Phra Alack. The female ensemble will include Yuki Abe, Miiya Alexandra, Aiko Kato, Misa Koide, Ela Lisondra, Yuki Ozeki, Ena Yamaguchi and Sian Yeo. The male ensemble will include Iroy Abesamis, Cletus Chan, Steven Hardcastle, Eu Jin Hwang, Jesse Milligan, Prem Rai and Joaquin Pedro Valdes. The Swings will be Rachel Jayne Picar, Nick Len, Jasmine Leung and Samuel How.

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