Leeds Grand Theatre has confirmed Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical, The King and I, for winter 2019.
Following its critically acclaimed Broadway smash hit run and a sold-out, record-breaking season at the London Palladium, the multi Tony award-winning production will embark on a major UK tour this spring — which features a run at Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 29 October to Saturday 9 November 2019.
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.
Producer Howard Panter says: “The response from London audiences to this multi award-winning production of The King and I was unprecedented. 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 29 October to Saturday 9 November 2019. Tickets are now available. Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700.