After a critically acclaimed Broadway smash hit run and record-breaking season at the London Palladium, award-winning musical The King and I comes to Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 29th October.
Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical boasts one of the finest scores ever written, including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance, and features a company of over 50 world-class performers with full-scale orchestra.
Directed by Bartlett Sher and produced by the celebrated creative team that brought the production to the Palladium, 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.
Performing as Anna, fresh from her West End success, will be Annalene Beechey, and reprising his critically acclaimed Broadway performance as The King will be Jose Llana. The two stars have been wowing audiences since the musical embarked on its international tour earlier this year.
“The response from London audiences to this multi award-winning production of The King and I was unprecedented,” says Producer Howard Panter.
“Critical plaudits, Box Office records and standing ovations at every show – we were overwhelmed with the rapturous response. This really is musical theatre at its very best, so we are thrilled that we can now share this wonderous production with theatre lovers up and down the country next year.”
The King and I is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 29th October to Saturday 9th November 2019. Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700