The King and I will return to London's West End next year starring Call The Midwife's Helen George as Anna Leonowens following its current sold-out UK tour.

Directed by Bartlett Sher (South Pacific / My Fair Lady / To Kill A Mockingbird), this Rogers and Hammerstein majestic masterpiece musical will open at London's Dominion Theatre on 20 January for a strictly limited six-week season.

The King and I is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals – with one of the finest scores ever written featuring hits ‘Whistle a Happy Tune' and ‘Shall We Dance'.

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.

Further casting will be announced in due course.