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Helen George is starring in The King & I
Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
April 5, 2023
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Helen George may be famed for starring as glamourous nurse, Trixie Franklin, in Call the Midwife, but the actress is now also stealing the hearts of the West End. 

The smash-hit musical sensation The King & I, which the Birmingham-born beauty is currently starring in, is set to return next year following its current sold-out UK tour. 

Helen George as Anna Leonowens in The King & I
Helen George as Anna Leonowens in The King & I

Directed by Bartlett Sher, this Rogers and Hammerstein majestic masterpiece musical will open at London's Dominion Theatre on 20 January for a strictly limited six-week season. 

Helen, who stars as Anna Leonowens, will return to the stage to reprise the lead role she is currently playing to sold-out theatres across the UK. She will be reunited on the Dominion stage with her co-star, Broadway and film actor Darren Lee who played The King on Broadway. 

Both have been receiving rave reviews on tour, which continues until November this year. Of the new announcement, Helen said: "I am so delighted to continue to play the formidable Anna Leonowens in this incredible production of The King and I. 

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"I have really enjoyed playing such an incredibly strong character whilst on tour, but to play her on the West End stage is an honour." 

Set in 1860s Bangkok, The King and I tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. 

The King and I is a sumptuous, timeless romance from the golden age of musicals, adored by the public and critics alike – and boasting one of the finest scores ever written, including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance.

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