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Title of The Play THE KING AND I
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Premiere 1953
Place of Premiere Drury Lane Theatre, London
Language(s) English
Genre Musical
Based on/Source Novel "Anna and the King of Siam" by Margaret Landon
Producer(s) Jerome Whyte
Director John van Druten
Author Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Cast Valerie Hobson, Herbert Lom (as King), Muriel Smith, Doreen Duke, Jan Muzurus, Roy Grant, Martin Benson, Sonya Hana
Literature Times, 9 October 1953
Punch, 14 October 1953
Spectator, 16 October 1953
Special notes "As the King, ingenous under the thin skin of a dictator, Mr. Herbert Lom is splendid and sings well." (Eric Keown, Punch)

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