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%
(994 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 (96)

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51 Reviews | 0 Followers
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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.

67 Reviews | 0 Followers
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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.

67 Reviews | 2 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!)

62 Reviews | 3 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!

25 Reviews | 0 Followers
94
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if The acting and singing was brilliant.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

24 Reviews | 1 Follower
89
Absorbing, Dated, Cliched, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You like great classic songs being sung really well

Don't see it if You are offended by things that are in painful need of updating

30 Reviews | 2 Followers
83
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You like the film and cultural dancing

Don't see it if You like fast paced shows

33 Reviews | 0 Followers
82
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You enjoy modern takes on classic musicals. You appreciate good sets, choreography, storytelling and comedic moments.

Don't see it if You prefer shorter productions, it’s a long one. Also if operatic singing isn’t your thing.

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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All That Dazzles (UK)
February 1st, 2024

"...this 'King and I' is a rapturous, immensely likeable production"
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