The King and I: From the London Palladium

SOLD OUT 7.30pm Thursday 29 November

The multi-award-winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium.

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.

The production is incredibly strong. Ken Watanabe’s King Mongkut, under Sher, is no longer the object of humour, but its originator. His fierce exterior only barely hides the mischievous sensibility underneath … Kelli O’Hara has collaborated with Sher on many occasions, earning three Tony nominations on productions with him, as well as a win for this show in 2015. And she really is wonderful as Anna: full of sweetness and light when she’s teaching the King’s children, but able to bring a resilient edge to her role when sparring with the King. Combined with an operatic soprano voice that is a masterclass of strength and precision, she’s like the Julie Andrews of the modern era.  Tim Bano, The Stage

Tickets: Full £19   Adult concessions £17   19-30 £15   18 & under £10
Running time: 2 hrs 50 mins (inc one interval)
Doors open: 7pm
Certificate: This screening is certified U – contains infrequent mild threat