The King and I

The King and I Theatre Breaks

Sometimes its worth revisiting the classics, especially if that classic is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I. In 2024 The King and I Theatre Breaks ran at the Dominion Theatre for a special 6 week run starring Call the Midwife‘s Helen George.

The King and I London Theatre Breaks

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

It’s lovely to see The King and I come to The Dominion Theatre. This was the second time that the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production ran in London. Last time it was along Oxford Street at the London Palladium.

This gloriously lavish production featured a world-class company of over 50 West End and Broadway performers. who stormed through the famous score including such hits as Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance.  This show is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre.

This was a “sumptuous” (Times) and “breath-taking” (New York Times) production of the musical classic. Brought to life by Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, My Fair Lady, To Kill a Mockingbird)

The King and I Performances

The King and I ran from 20 January – 2 March 2024.

Running time: 2 hours, 55 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

Dominion Theatre
268-269 Tottenham Court Road

Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road

Dominion Theatre and nearby Hotels

The three star President, the Bedford Hotel and the Thistle Bloomsbury Park kick things off, but there are some great four star deals if you want to upgrade your Dominion Theatre Break. I would look no further than the Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth or the Thistle Holborn.

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Simon Harding has grown up in and around London's Theatreland and has been working here ever since he left school: promoting its shows to anyone who will listen!

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