The King and I

Dominion Theatre

Overview

Times

Tue-Sat: 7:30pm; Wed, Thu and Sat: 2:30pm

Duration

2h55 including interval

Age

5+

Accessibility

Please contact venue

Location

Dominion Theatre

Address
268-269 Tottenham Court Road
London
W1T 5AQ
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7580 1889

About

The multi-award winning show, The King and I, returns to the West End for a strictly limited run at the Dominion Theatre. After a widely acclaimed tour over the UK, the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical arrives in London with its moving storyline and iconic songs.

The much loved musical has been enchanting audiences since its Broadway debut in 1951, and the current production is said brings new life to the timeless story.

Cezarah Bonner stands as Lady Thiang at the centre of the stage wearing a traditional siamiese costume and is surrounded by a few other women trying to put their dresses on. 

What is The King and I about?

Set in the 1860s, The King and I tells the story of Anna Leonowens, a widowed English schoolteacher who travels to Siam (now Thailand) to teach the children of King Mongkut. As she gets to know the King and his family, Anna finds herself drawn into the political and cultural conflicts of the country, all while navigating the complex and often humorous relationship between herself and the King.

A young woman, wearing a white dress, stands in front of children seated on the floor in what looks like a classroom.

The production features a stellar cast led by Helen George (best-known for her role as the iconic Trixie in Call The Midwife), who plays Anna Leonowens.

At the heart of The King and I, the music plays a key role with classics including "Getting to Know You", "I Whistle a Happy Tune" and "Shall We Dance”, composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, two legends of the Broadway stage.

From the stunning sets and costumes to the powerful performances and memorable music, this show has it all. Whether you're a long-time fan of the musical or a newcomer to its charms, The King and I is a must-see production that is sure to leave you humming its tunes and thinking about its themes long after the curtain fall. 

Yuki Ozeki performs a traditional Siamese choreography in her role as little Eva in The King and I with several other dancers dressed with traditional costumes.  

Where is the show taking place?

The musical is performing at the Dominion Theatre, located on Tottenham Court Road.

How to get there:

  • Tube - The closest tube station is Tottenham Court Road on the Northern, Central and Elizabeth lines.
  • Bus - A few bus lines stop near the Dominion Theatre (lines 55, 73, 98, 390, N8, N25, N55, N73, N98 and N207).
  • Cycling - Rent a Santander bike and head to Bayley Street in Bloomsbury where docking stations are available. The theatre is just a few steps away.

How to get tickets for The King and I?

Book your tickets to see The King and I at the Dominion Theatre online with Visit London. View a seating plan to pick where to sit and watch this incredible musical. Ticket prices can be seen when viewing the seating map.

How long is the show?

The King and I lasts two hours and 55 minutes, including one interval.

It is recommended to arrive at the theatre at least 30 minutes in advance of the show starting.

The show is booking up until March 2024.

When are the evening performances taking place?

The King and I is taking the stage at the Dominion theatre from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7:30 pm

Anna, a young woman wearing a white ball gown, stands before the king, who is dressed in a traditional red Siamese costume. 

Are there any matinees?  

The matinees are on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm.

What age is the musical suitable for?

The show is recommended for anyone aged five and above. Any child under five won’t be admitted inside the theatre. Please note that some scenes involve smoking and the use of strong language.

What other shows can I see in London?

Witness another classic from the golden age of musicals with Crazy for You at the Wyndham's Theatre where dance and sparkle come together. Or travel back to the French revolution with the ever popular Les Miserables, a musical retracing Victor Hugo's masterpiece at the Sondheim Theatre.

Prices

Adult Ticket From £27.68 per ticket