The King and I (West End)
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The King and I (West End)
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The King and I (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

86%
(1120 Ratings)
Positive
87%
Mixed
6%
Negative
7%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Absorbing, Clever

About the Show

Helen George stars in this Tony Award-winning revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (159)

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53 Reviews | 4 Followers
98
Dated, Ambitious, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love classic musicals staged and sang to sumptuous perfection!

Don't see it if A bittersweet/sad ending leaves you feeling unsatisfied.

52 Reviews | 7 Followers
84
Beautiful, Mesmerising, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if This timeless classic musical never grows old. It takes you back to the film but brought to life on stage full stop Helen George is amazing

Don't see it if You will not enjoy this if you don't enjoy yesteryear musicals

73 Reviews | 2 Followers
71
Thought-provoking, Slow, Romantic, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You like a classic musical with big staging. It looked and sounded great. Fantastic dancing and storytelling.

Don't see it if You don’t like the longest show in the world. It’s fantastic but needs shaving off half an hour or so.

70 Reviews | 6 Followers
69
Insipid, Dated, Slow, Funny, Exquisite

See it if you'd enjoy an exquisitely choreographed extravaganza featuring extended instrumental breaks and elaborate costumes.

Don't see it if you cannot withstand dated story, a confusing 25-minute framing device and an unnecessarily extended pace, etcetera, etcetera... (IYKYK!)

59 Reviews | 7 Followers
67
Funny, Overrated, Slow, Great singing, Dated

See it if you want to see great actors and beautiful costumes.

Don't see it if you are into modern musicals. Read more

139 Reviews | 11 Followers
66
Traditional, Classic, Great singing

See it if you want to see a Rodgers and Hammerstein traditionally and well-staged. You want to know if Trixie can sing

Don't see it if you want something new. This is not trying to be that. Read more

72 Reviews | 7 Followers
60
Dated, Confusing

See it if If you want to see something that made history, but other than that, nothing special.

Don't see it if If you want something with bit more action and updated!

73 Reviews | 4 Followers
20
Boring, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You don’t want to be entertained

Don't see it if You want something enjoyable and entertaining

Critic Reviews (10)

The London Evening Standard
February 1st, 2024

"...technically competent but lacklustre show"
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The Telegraph (UK)
January 31st, 2024

"...it has a gentleness and innocent charm that’s as much a saving grace"
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The Times (UK)
January 31st, 2024

"Michael Yeargan’s glittering set designs are, in fact, the real star attraction."
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London Theatre
January 31st, 2024

"Golden Age musical pleasures with a dash of contemporary wisdom"
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WhatsOnStage
February 2nd, 2024

"...'The King and I' remains a beautifully crafted period piece."
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The Stage (UK)
February 1st, 2024

“Choreography adds real thrill”
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Time Out London
February 2nd, 2024

"With the distance of time, this is a strange show."
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The Arts Desk
January 31st, 2024

"When it’s presented as entertainingly as it is here, it’s hard to resist."
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