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Tickets for The King and I at the Dominion Theatre

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I, winner of multiple awards, epitomises the golden age of musicals. The show is currently on a critically acclaimed UK Tour.

Prepare to be transported into a world of rich traditions, complex relationships, and political intrigue. With its touching themes of love and understanding, *The King and I *is a masterpiece that has stood the test of time. It is confirmed that The King and I will be making a West End transfer. Book your tickets now!

About The King and I

Rogers and Hammerstein originally wrote King and I for Broadway in 1951, after opening at the St James Theatre to rave reviews, the London production opened at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in October 1953 and ran for an astonishing 946 performances. 

In this story of East meets West, the widowed British schoolteacher Anna is hired by the King of Siam in his attempts to modernise his country. Although connected to the students, Anna struggles with not only cultural differences but also a tricky relationship with the headstrong king. Through her persistence and willingness for human connection, Anna helps to fuel a sense of openness and social understanding between her and the king in an attempt to invoke change and understanding. A tale beyond its years, The King and I teach us that love can transcend the greatest of differences. 

The King and I score 

The King and I is set to one of the finest scores ever written, including classic songs such as ‘Getting to Know You’, ‘Whistle a Happy Tune’ and ‘Shall We Dance’ – the musical features a company of over 50 world-class performers alongside a full-scale orchestra. 

The King and I cast and creatives

The King and I is directed by Tony Award winner Bart Sher, who has previously directed Broadways South Pacific and My Fair Lady. With book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, The King and I contains music by Richard Rodgers, sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, orchestrations by Robert Rusell Bennett, musical supervision by Stephen Ridley, and casting direction by James Orange CDG

Helen George, best known as Trixie in the hit BBC One series Call The Midwife, will star as Anna and Darren Lee will star as The King. Further casting for The King and I will be announced in due course.

The King and I London tickets are available now!

Witness this classic and glorious production as you’ve never seen it before, in a celebration of the lavish heritage of the best in romantic musical theatre, created by a multi-award-winning creative team. Book your tickets to see The King and I in London!

Dominion Theatre

The Dominion Theatre in London opened its doors on 3 Oct. 1929. Designed by W. & T. R. Milburn, the theatre is located on the site of the former Horse Shoe Brewery. The Art Deco architecture and interior of the foyer is a fine example of design from the 1930s, with the period light fitting and plasterwork still present today.

With the theatre opening so close to the Wall Street Crash, its opening years were not easy going. The first couple of productions closed after fewer than 150 performances each. Even screening the premiere of Charlie Chaplin’s film, City Lights (with Chaplin himself attending), was not enough to turn the theatre’s luck around. The theatre was bought by The Gaumont-British Picture Corporation Ltd in 1933 and was adapted into a fully-fledged cinema.

From the 1950s, the Dominion played host to healthy runs of several movies, including South Pacific, Cleopatra and The Sound of Music, whilst interspersed with live performances, most famously the Judy Garland Show.

It wasn’t until the 1980s that the theatre truly returned to being a live performance house – many famous faces played in concert at the venue, including Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Bon Jovi, David Bowie and U2. The musical Time opened in 1986 and ran for two years, but not before a hefty renovation of the interior had taken place to accommodate the productions’ physical demands and special effects.

The Dominion Theatre is said to be haunted! Some patrons have heard the voice of a child giggling, and some have spotted the ghost of a brewery worker, perhaps belonging to one of the victims of the London Beer Flood of 1814.

Facing demolition, with the intention of converting the site into a car park, the theatre was saved in 1991 after an aggressive campaign and has played host to musicals almost exclusively since – shows including Grease, the record-breaking run of We Will Rock You, The Bodyguard, the Broadway transfer of An American In Paris Jim Steinman musical Bat Out Of Hell and Stephen Schwartz’s The Prince of Egypt.

Dominion Theatre Seating Information

The auditorium has two levels – the Stalls and Circle. It is a very large space, which offers excellent views of the stage.

In the Stalls, the rake of the seating is very good, offering excellent views from most seats and the legroom is excellent too. Just be advised that the last rows do feel a long way from the stage. The overhang of the Circle obstructs the view of the top of the stage from Row T onwards.

In the Circle, the seats are strongly raked (particularly from Row L onwards) which offers a great view but makes the back rows feel very distant from the stage.

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