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The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I recorded live at London’s iconic Palladium returns to the big screen. Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, “Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen” (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles.
Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, 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, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, 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.
Act 1 – 86 minutes | Interval – 15 minutes | Act 2 – 71 minutes
"Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It’s a hit"
- The Times
"The evening belongs to Kelli O’Hara"
- Sunday Express
"We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!"
- Daily Mail
"Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture"
- Daily Telegraph
"The screened version of the Palladium run brings a completely new perspective to the show, not only delivering a true reflection of the live experience, but enhancing it beyond expectations."
"A superlative capture of a splendid production brings the Rogers and Hammerstein classic to a new audience."
- Sydney Arts Guide
Saturday 24th April
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