The King and I is hitting the road for a new UK tour in 2023 – here’s all you need to know.
From The King and I cast and tickets to all the upcoming dates and venues, this is your guide to the show on the road.
The multi award-winning Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I returns to the UK, following its critically-acclaimed sold out season at The London Palladium.
The King and I tour dates and venues
13 December 2023 - 23 December 2023
9 January 2024 - 13 January 2024
20 January 2024 - 2 March 2024
Meet the cast and team!
Annalene Beechey (The King and I UK & International Tour/ Marguerite/ Wicked/Phantom of the Opera) currently features in role of Anna Leonowens, performing at venues up to and including Cardiff on 25 November.
Helen George (Call The Midwife) will then return to the role for performances in Eastbourne, Salford and in London’s West End.
Joining her will be Darren Lee as King Of Siam while Maria Coyne will perform as Anna at certain performances.
Also on the cast are Cezarah Bonner as Lady Thiang, Sam Jenkins-Shaw as Captain Orton & Sir Edward Ramsay, Dean John-Wilson as Lun Tha, Caleb Lagayan as Prince Chulalongkorn, Kok-Hwa Lie as Kralahome and Marienella Phillips as Tuptim. Harry Altoft, Dexter Barry, Max Ivemey and Charlie McGuire will play Louis, Anna’s son.
Completing the cast are Chan, Jeffrey Chekai, Emily Grace-Ling, Cher Nicolette Ho, Rachel Wang-Hei Lau, Daniel Len, Candy Ma, Rachel MacDougall, Amelia Kinu Muus, Yuki Ozeki, Kitt Pakapom, Prem Rai, Ria Tanaka, Hiromi Toyooka, Jasmine Triadi, Jensen Tudtud, Qinwen Xue and Jason Yang-Westland.
About the show
Set in 1860s Bangkok, 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 modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
With one of the finest scores ever written including: Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance, featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, and full scale orchestra, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.
The production is directed by Bartlett Sher with choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on original choreography by Jerome Robbins. Sets are by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer and orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett.