The King and I London Tickets
The King and I: Theatre at its Finest!
Over 65 years since its Broadway debut, The King and I remains an enormous hit musical across the world. This timeless love story continues to captivate audiences young and old to this day, and what better way to experience it than in a West End Theatre. The King and I London tickets are now available to buy and sell via StubHub.
A Classic Love Story
Based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, The King and I tells the story of British schoolteacher Anna, who is hired by King Mongkut of Siam as part of his desire to modernise his country. Their relationship is fuelled by conflict, yet neither can admit a love that underlies it all. Margaret Landon derived her story from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, an Indian-born English travel writer and governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam (modern-day Thailand) between 1862-1867. Over 100 years later, pioneering theatrical lawyer Fanny Holtzmann would set into motion one of the greatest musical productions in history in an attempt to rescue a particular client's diminishing career. Numerous Broadway and West End revivals later, from the St. James Theatre New York to London's Aldelphi Theatre, this is still a show everyone has to see at least once! Don't miss your chance, with The King and I London tickets now available to buy and sell via StubHub.
An Instant Musical Hit!
It was in 1950 when Fanny Holtzmann was sent Margaret Landon's novel and saw it as a fabulous vehicle to boost the career of her leading lady client, Gertrude Lawrence, a beautiful starlet of both theatre and screen. Holtzmann contacted the legendary duo of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, the masters behind huge musical hits such as The Sound of Music, Oklahoma! and Carousel. After some reluctance, the pair agreed to write what would be their fifth musical together, and on March 29, 1951, The King and I premiered at Broadway's St. James Theatre with Yul Brynner starring as King Mongkut. An instant sensation, the musical would win the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Actress and Best Featured Actor. Just a year later, Lawrence died suddenly, and the role of Anna would be played by various actresses throughout its time, whilst Brynner began to dominate his role across multiple mediums. A film adaptation would come later in 1956, starring Brynner and earning him an Academy Award for Best Actor. Whilst Brynner is not here with us anymore, this astonishing production still stuns crowds to this day. It's as popular as ever, so make sure you buy and sell your The King and I London tickets, available via StubHub, fast!
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