Final Three Weeks AddedLimited Engagement Must End 29 September
Five extra matinees on Thursdays - 30 August, 6, 13, 20 and 27 September
Extra performance added on 25 September

“I doubt I’ll ever see a better production in my lifetime.” – The Wall Street Journal

Due to phenomenal demand, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I has extended its engagement for a final three weeks to Saturday 29th September at London's iconic Palladium. This is the very last opportunity West End audiences will have to see the Broadway stars reprise their original roles on the London stage. 

Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Award winning performance and ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times), Kelli O’Hara (Anna), Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King), and reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, Ruthie Ann Miles (Lady Thiang). Joining the cast are major Japanese film and television star Takao Osawa as the Kralahome, trusted adviser to The King of Siam, as well as West End star of Aladdin, Dean John-Wilson and Na-Young Jeon as the young lovers, Lun Tha and Tuptim.

What is The King and I about? 

Set in Bangkok in the 1860’s, The King and I tells the story of the tempestuous and unconventional relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna: a British schoolteacher brought to Siam by the modernist King to teach his many wives and children.

With a superior score of treasured songs 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. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the greatest musical from the golden age of theatre, playing a limited engagement booking until 29 September 2018. 

Book your tickets for The King and I at the London Palladium today!



Approximately 2 hours 55 minutes (including the interval)

Good To Know

Please note the producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist. This schedule is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness or events beyond the producers’ control.

• Wednesday 12th Sept 7pm – Audio Described Performance

• Thursday 13th Sept 7pm – Captioned Performance


Enjoy full Air Conditioning at The London Palladium




London Palladium

Argyll Street London, W1F 7TF

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

For Accessibility information please contact 0207 087 7966


Cancellation Policy

No exchanges or refunds.

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email - please print and bring on the day. 

Suitable For Children

The show is suitable for ages 5 and up

Where Do I Go

London Palladium, 30 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TE

By Tube: The nearest underground station is Oxford Circus (Central, Victoria and Bakerloo lines) and Bond Street (Central and Jubilee Lines).

By Bus: 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 23, 25, 53, 55, 73, 88, 94, 98, 113, 137, 139, 159

Critic Reviews

4.2(5 reviews)
  • The Times

    Jul 5, 2018

    “Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It’s a hit”

  • The Telegraph

    Jul 5, 2018

    Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture

  • Daily Mail

    Jul 5, 2018

    We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!

  • Evening Standard

    Jul 5, 2018

    Ken Watanabe "Thunderous charisma

  • The Times

    Jul 5, 2018

    Kelli O' Hara does not just play Anna, she owns the part. Her voice is crystal, Julie Andrews perfect


4.8(50 reviews)
  • Angie

    Oct 6, 2018

    The show costumes and singing was amazing the scenery was good.

  • Caroline

    Oct 1, 2018

    An excellent show. Wonderful performers.

  • Michelle

    Sep 30, 2018

    This show was superb the costumes were great. Loved the singing and dancing

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