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Tue 1 - Sat 5 May 2012 (ARCHIVED LISTING)

Due to popular demand there has been an EXTRA matinee performance of
The King & I announced for Thu 3 May, 2pm. Book your tickets now!

Music and Lyrics presents Curve theatre, Leicester’s production of
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s

The King and I is loved as one of the greatest musicals of all time. Seen by millions of people across the world since it was first performed in 1951, when it was showered with awards and became the blockbuster Hollywood movie, its glorious soundtrack is still a best seller today.

The heart-warming story of the British governess brought to the court of Siam to tutor the King’s many children is told using one of the most beautiful scores ever written with sweeping melodies such as The March of the Siamese Children, Shall We Dance, I Whistle A Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers and the unforgettable Getting To Know You.

This breath-taking new production from the Leicester’s Curve, directed by Paul Kerryson, is a lavish, grand-scale spectacle. With giant gold Buddhas, sumptuous costumes, a chorus of adorable children, acrobatic dancers and live music this beautiful production guarantees standing ovations.
The King and I stars Ramon Tikaram as the The King of Siam, whose West End credits include Bombay Dreams, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar and TV’s This Life and Josefina Gabrielle as Anna whose musical  successes include The Witches of Eastwick, Sweet Charity and the lead in Oklamhoma! at the National Theatre.
A full-blown spectacle with classy west end production values and a considerable WOW factorThe Guardian
Paul Kerryson's lush, spectacular revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical... elegant, splendid and admirableThe Times
The scale and splendour of this show will blow you away Mail on Sunday

Please note: Josefina Gabrielle will not be performing on Wed 2 May at 2pm. The role of Anna for this performance will be played by Lori Haley-Fox.


Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the novel entitled ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM by Margaret Landon
Original Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett
New Orchestrations by Julian Kelly
Presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of R&H THEATRICALS of New York

Tue - Fri Eves at 7.30pm & Sat Mat at 2.30pm


Wed & Thu Mats at 2pm


Sat Eve at 7.30pm


Dining at Circle
Birmingham Hippodrome’s popular restaurant, situated on Middle Circle level of the theatre foyer, is the perfect venue for a matinee lunch or an evening dinner. Come a little earlier, meet up with friends and relax over good food and a chance to browse through the programme, just a short walk from your seats in the auditorium. Click above for more details, sample menus and online reservations.

Eat and Drink at Stageside
Just over the road from our stage door on Thorp Street, StageSide is our casual, brasserie style experience with a lively bar and quick service.  Ideal as a place to meet friends before or after your Hippodrome visit, you might even bump into cast members and musicians as it’s a popular post-show haunt.  Pop in for a coffee or a drink, or a tasty dish or two from our simple modern British menu, all at attractive prices. Click above for more details and sample menus.

Indulge yourself with our mouthwatering canapés and champagne, served at your own reserved foyer table either pre-show or during the interval. To book call 0844 338 9000. Click above for more info and a sample canapé selection.

Quick Bites at Deli Bar
If you are short on time and looking for a quick and tasty bite to eat before the show, our Deli Bar offers the perfect solution. Situated on Front Circle Foyer, in front of our main entrance, the Deli Bar offers a selection of hot or cold dishes as well as a variety of delicious sandwiches, desserts, cakes and hot and cold drinks. Click above for more info.

Theatre Packages
Whether it’s VIP treatment, Romance or a ‘Night Out with the Girls ‘, we’ve just the package for you. Treat your family, friends or loved ones to something special, our 3 packages are designed to make your visit to the Hippodrome extra special and are ideal to celebrate special occasions.Click above for more details and contact details.


Our bars, conveniently positioned on each main foyer level serve a great range of wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks, Champagne by the bottle or glass and fresh 'bean to cup' coffee.
Tue 1 - Sat 5 May 2012 (ARCHIVED LISTING)


todays performace has blown me away brill acting by ramon +josefina also wonderful expressions 'all singing dancing in fact every thing just perfect.the whole show hase lifted my spirit at a rough time in my life well done to all the cast xx
ann wootton \\ 03/05/2012
An evening of pure entertainment. Lovely voices and dancing. Great sets, costumes and adorable children. Thank you!
Fiona Davies \\ 02/05/2012
Fantastic first night, thanks as ever to everyone @ hippodrome for their superb care & attention, special thanks to Ann & the staff @ Stageside for another wonderful meal,see you soon.
LYNN HORTON \\ 02/05/2012
well its great to see the king and I IS Selling well but not surpised for its been a wile since it been in brum. looking forward to seeing it on opening night .
Lola palmer. \\ 25/04/2012

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