7 April 2019
DRESSED TO IMPRESS – THE KING AND I WINS OLIVIER AWARD FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Following a sold out record-breaking season at the world famous London Palladium last summer, The Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I has won the Olivier Award for Best Costume Design thanks to the sumptuous costumes designed by Catherine Zuber.
This critically acclaimed, Olivier and Tony award-winning production of The King and I which is co-produced by Trafalgar Theatre Productions (the producing arm of Trafalgar Entertainment), is about to embark on a major UK opening in Manchester on 26 April. Reprising his critically acclaimed Broadway performance as The King will be Jose Llana and performing as Anna, fresh from her West End success, will be Annalene Beechey.
Following the Manchester run, the production will then visit Dublin, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Hull, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Woking and Southampton. An international leg of the tour will see the production visit Japan, India and Australia.
Producer Howard Panter said: “We are thrilled and humbled that The King and I has won the Olivier Award for Best Costume Design and we are of course delighted for the brilliant Catherine Zuber whose elegant designs have spectacularly brought our production to life. It has been a phenomenal year for this multi award-winning production. The response from London audiences at the Palladium was unprecedented. Critical plaudits, Box Office records and standing ovations at every show – we were overwhelmed with the rapturous response.
“All this coupled with the reaction to the Global cinema screenings of the film version – which was the biggest theatre event in cinemas last year and number one at the Box Office. The King and I really is musical theatre at its very best. Now of course, we are delighted to be bringing this wondrous Oliver award-winning production to theatre lovers up and down the country.”