A legend returns to stage

The King and I

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What's The King and I about?

Created in 1944 by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, the musical The King and I is based on the eponymous novel by Margaret Landon. This story is a fictionalised version of Anna Leonowens' life, governess to the King of Siam's children during the 1860s.

The Kingdom of Siam is the former name of Thailand. It was founded in 1350 and it was only in 1939 that the country took the name we know it as today.

The musical tells the story of a young widow, Anna Leonowens, who left England to become the governess for the King of Siam's children. Living in the Royal Palace, she helps the King and his family master the social rules of the west. But their ambivalent and conflicting relationship will force Anna to make a radical decision.

Why should you see The King and I?

Hailed by critics since its premier, The King and I won five Tony Awards in 1952 including Best Musical. Equally popular with the public, the play has had seven revivals in New York and London. This latest production was nominated for nine Tony Awards in 2015 and won four, including Best Revival.

The King and I is one of the classics from the golden age of American musicals and its score includes hits such as: I Have Dreamed, Getting to Know You, I Whistle a Happy Tune, Shall We Dance and Something Wonderful. The show is the fifth collaboration for the duo of Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics and libretto). They are credited with the cult musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific and The Sound of Music. A great classic not to be missed!

Frequently asked questions

Tickets for The King and I start at £79 per seat, depending on the performance date and seats chosen.

The King and I is playing at Dominion Theatre. The address is: 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T 7AQ London.

Based on the information we have at the moment, The King and I will run until 02/03/2024. There's always a possibility that the production will extend their run.

To get cheap tickets for The King and I in London, you can visit the TKTS London last-minute box office for on the day tickets. However, as The King and I is one of the most popular shows, it's very likely that TKTS may not have any seats available for this show.

If you want to see a specific show or if you have limited flexiblity in terms of dates, or want to secure a good seat, we recommend booking your tickets online ahead of time. By booking in advance, you'll end up with much better seats and see your favourite shows on a date that suits you.

Depending on the theatre, you'll be offered several ways to get your tickets during payment:

  • Collect my tickets at the theatre. Please come to the box office counters at the theatre 30 minutes before the performance begins with the booking confirmation email. You'll be asked to show ID or the bank card of the person who booked the tickets.
  • Send me my tickets by email. Go directly to the entrance 20 minutes before the start of the performance with your PDF tickets (printed or displayed on mobile).

Every theatre has been renovated recently with evey seat giving you a good view of the stage. However, the further you are from the stage, the further you are from the magic. The seats marked by a half-coloured circle indicate less good visibility (these seats are often at the back and so you can't see the whole set). We recommend avoiding them when selecting your seats.

We accept most bank cards via our secure payment system (Visa, Mastercard, American Express).

Ticket prices are set by theatres and productions. Even though the majority of musicals are suitable for children, there is no preferential child ticket.

Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless in the event of force majeure (the performance is cancelled or interrupted). If this is the case, the theatre or event organiser will contact you to begin the refund process.

An advertised actor can be replaced by another actor without any prior warning. Unfortunately, this is not a valid reason for requesting a refund.

Taking photos and videos is generally prohibited in theatres.