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THE KING AND I Returns to US Movie Theaters Tuesday, 12/4 After Record-Breaking Global Release




“I doubt I’ll see a better production in my lifetime.” – Wall Street Journal

“The screened version of this year's Palladium run brings a completely new perspective to the show, not only delivering a true reflection of the live experience but enhancing it beyond expectations.” – Broadway World

"A superlative capture of a splendid production brings the Rogers and Hammerstein classic to a new audience." – Sydney Arts Guide

"Rendered in high definition and featuring the best seats in the house, the presentation is faultless." –

(New York, NY) The film version of the multiple Tony award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I: FROM THE LONDON PALLADIUM has become the biggest theatre event in cinemas of 2018 following yesterday’s (November 29) screenings around the world. The production is expected to take $2.5M at the box office. In the UK the film reached the number one spot, with more than double the box office of the next film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

More than 135,000 movie goers packed into cinemas across the globe to watch THE KING AND I: FROM THE LONDON PALLADIUM - filmed on stage at the iconic London Palladium. Such has been the demand for tickets, Trafalgar Releasing has scheduled encore screenings both in the UK and globally throughout December.

THE KING AND I: FROM THE LONDON PALLADIUM will return to US cinemas for a one-night-only special encore screening on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 via Trafalgar Releasing. Tickets are now on sale at

Producer Howard Panter says: “The response from cinema audiences around the world has been phenomenal. And I’m delighted that THE KING AND I: FROM THE PALLADIUM is now the biggest theatre event in cinemas of the year, taking the number one position at the Box Office. The demand for tickets has been so huge that we have scheduled many more encore screenings of the film all over the world - giving an even greater number of people the opportunity to enjoy this lavish award-winning production.”

Trafalgar Releasing’s Marc Allenby said, "We are thrilled to have produced and distributed this incredible production, having watched it come to life on the big screen and seen the amazing reaction from audiences around the world. It's been fantastic to add THE KING AND I to our roster of musical theatre this year alongside AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and FUNNY GIRL."

Filmed on stage at the iconic London Palladium during the smash hit West End engagement, THE KING AND I: FROM THE LONDON PALLADIUM stars Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara, Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe and Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles.

This unmissable, majestic production, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, first opened on Broadway in 2015 for a critically acclaimed 16-month run at The Lincoln Center Theater, followed by an unprecedented record-breaking sold out USA tour. The show then transferred to the London Palladium in June 2018, with the three original Broadway lead actors reprising their starring roles – Tony Award winner (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for The King and I) Kelli O’Hara, Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe and Tony Award winner (Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for The King and I) Ruthie Ann Miles. The London production drew huge critical acclaim, smashed box office records - including the biggest grossing week in the London Palladium’s history, taking £1,058,317.50 for an eight-performance week - and played to packed houses and nightly standing ovations.

Also starring in this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic is the multi-award-winning actor, and star of one of Japan’s most popular television series “JIN,” Takao Osawa as The Kralahome and Dean John-Wilson and Na-Young Jeon as the young lovers, Lun Tha and Tuptim.

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.

With one of the finest scores ever written including, “Whistle a Happy Tune,“ “Getting to Know You,“ and “Shall We Dance,“ and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, THE KING AND I: FROM THE LONDON PALLADIUM is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.


Title: The King and I: From the London Palladium

Date: December 4, 2018

Starring: Kelli O'Hara, Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles

Runtime: 180 mins

Certificate: 12A

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Behind The Scenes Clip:

Official Hashtag: #TheKingandI

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About Trafalgar Entertainment Group

Trafalgar Entertainment Group is a live entertainment business that owns and operates distinctive, stylish cultural buildings as well as creating, distributing and live-streaming innovative content. Based at the iconic Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End, it is the latest venture from Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire OBE – two of the most influential entertainment entrepreneurs of the last 20 years.

About Trafalgar Releasing

Trafalgar Releasing is an award-winning, market leader in global event distribution, working in partnership to unite audiences with entertainment and the arts. Trafalgar Releasing is an integral part of Trafalgar Entertainment Group.

Since its launch in 2006, Trafalgar Releasing (formerly operating as Picturehouse Entertainment) brings special events to the big screen around the world. Our theatre slate includes the Tony award-winning The King & I: From The London Palladium, Michael Grandage's acclaimed production Red starring Alfred Molina, Funny Girl The Musical starring Sheridan Smith, the Olivier and Tony award winning An American in Paris: The Musical, The Rocky Horror Show Live, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s live season and Monty Python Live (mostly).

Trafalgar Releasing works with some of the world’s most renowned houses & companies; distributing high-profile arts content to cinemas worldwide from the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House. Additionally distributing in the UK, content from the Bolshoi Ballet, Glyndebourne and The Metropolitan Opera.

Our music slate includes Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams (directed by Mat Whitecross), Burn the Stage: the Movie (the first feature length film from K-Pop band BTS), Muse: Drones World Tour, Sophie Fiennes' Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, David Gilmour Live at Pompeii, Roger Waters The Wall, Rammstein: Paris and Black Sabbath: The End of The End, alongside our collaboration with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds; Distant Sky – Live in Copenhagen, One More Time with Feeling (directed by Andrew Dominik) & 20,000 Days on Earth.

In addition, Trafalgar Releasing has distributed award winning feature films including Paul Verhoeven’s Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Elle, starring Isabelle Huppert, BAFTA winner The Imposter; The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz; Green Room with Patrick Stewart; Todd Solondz’, Wiener-Dog, starring Greta Gerwig and Danny DeVito and Swiss Army Man with Daniel Radcliffe.

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