Maria Friedman & Daniel Dae Kim in The King and I at the Royal Albert Hall 12 to 28 June 2009

Maria Friedman & Daniel Dae Kim in The King and I at the Royal Albert Hall 12 to 28 June 2009

A new fully staged in the round production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, starring Maria Friedman & Daniel Dae Kim is at the Royal Albert Hall for only 20 performances from 12 to 28 June 2009.

It is directed by Jeremy Sams, designed by Robert Jones, lighting by Andrew Bridge, choreography by Susan Kikuchi, musical director is Gareth Valentine . Produced by Raymond Gubbay and the Royal Albert Hall.

Maria Friedman, is currently performing in her own show "Maria Friedman Re-Arranged" at the Trafalgar Studios to 4 Jan 2009. Her West End stage credits include "Woman in White" at the Palace in 2004; "Ragtime" at the Piccadilly in 2003; "Maria Friedman By Special Arrangement" at the New Ambassadors in 2002; "The Witches of Eastwick" at Drury Lane in 2000; "Chicago" at the Adelphi in 1998; "Lady in the Dark" at the Lyttelton, NT in 1997; "Passion" at the Queen's in 1996; "Maria Friedman By Extra Special Arrangement" at the Whitehall in 1995; "The Break of Day" at the Royal Court Downstairs in 1995.

Daniel Dae Kim is best known as 'Jin-Soo Kwon' in TV's "Lost". His other TV credits include "ER" "Enterprise", "24", "Angel".

Set in the late 19th century, of the British widow and governess Anna Leonowens, brought to the court of Siam as tutor to the King’s children. Once within the sumptuous Royal Palace of Bangkok, Anna and the King grow to understand and respect one another and learn about each other’s cultures. Much-loved songs and sweeping melodies from the show played by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra include: Shall We Dance, March of the Siamese Children, I Whistle a Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers and the unforgettable Getting To Know You.

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