King and I prod shot

The King and I

Live at

Sunderland Empire

Wed 5 Jun - Sat 15 Jun 2019

  Tickets available from £16.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.65
Musical
2 hours 55 minutes
incl. interval
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Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
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Sunderland Empire

Wed 5 Jun - Sat 15 Jun 2019
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
2 hours 55 minutes incl. interval
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Wed, Thurs and Sat at 14:30
For bookings of 9 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

Why go and see it?

This Tony Award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein classic is a once-in-a-generation musical, with one of the richest scores ever written.

Hailed as 'the theatrical event of 2018', the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I is embarking on a World Tour direct from its record breaking sold out season at The London Palladium.

Production shot

The King And I is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals – adored by the public and critics alike - with one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers and a full-scale orchestra.

A celebration of the lavish heritage of the very best in romantic musical theatre from an unparalleled multi-award-winning creative team, hailed as one of the best working in theatre today, directed by Tony Award winner Bart Sher (South Pacific & My Fair Lady - Broadway). This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness this glorious production, as you have never seen it before.

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What the critics say

Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture.
- Daily Telegraph
I doubt I'll ever see a better production in my lifetime.
- The Wall Street Journal
Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book now. It's a hit.
- The Times

Sunderland Empire

High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
Sunderland
Monday to Saturday 12:00 until 16:00, or 15 minutes after performances start. It opens on Sunday and 1 hour before performance time.
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Getting here
Access
The Sunderland Empire has 5 bars around the venue, at Foyer, Stalls and Dress Circle levels.
Make your visit to Sunderland Empire even more memorable, there are a range of exclusive experiences available to give you a personal theatre experience.
There is no cloakroom available at the Sunderland Empire.

Vesta Tilley laid the foundation stone of what is now the Sunderland Empire on 29 September 1906 and took to the stage on 1 July 1907 to officially declare the theatre open. Masterminded by two of the contemporary heads of British theatre, Edward Moss and Osward Stoll, the Sunderland Empire Theatre has undergone many changes since it opened but remains the North East’s premier entertainment venue.

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Watch the trailer

Sunderland Empire

Wed 5 Jun - Sat 15 Jun 2019
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
2 hours 55 minutes incl. interval
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Wed, Thurs and Sat at 14:30
For bookings of 9 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]