Helen George leads new The King and I musical tour dates and London run

Helen George is to reprise her starring role in musical The King and I for new tour dates ahead of a run in London.

Call The Midwife star Helen George will star as Anna when the tour comes to Eastbourne (13 – 23 December) and Salford (9 – 13 January) before opening at the London Dominion from 20 January.

Directed by Bartlett Sher (South Pacific / My Fair Lady / To Kill A Mockingbird), this Rogers and Hammerstein musical masterpiece is currently touring the UK at the Oxford New Theatre.

George will be reunited with her co-star Broadway and film actor Darren Lee, who played The King on Broadway.

The King and I tour dates, venues and tickets

Helen George said: “I am so delighted to continue to play the formidable Anna Leonowens in this incredible production of The King and I am thrilled to bring the show to Eastbourne and Salford ahead of the West End season. I think it so important to bring big lavish West End productions to the regions – Salford and Eastbourne are in for a real treat!”

Set in 1860s Bangkok, The King and I tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

The King and I is a sumptuous, timeless romance from the golden age of musicals, adored by the public and critics alike – and boasting one of the finest scores ever written, including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance.

For more information, visit KingandIMusical.co.uk

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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