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The king & I
King and I
Member Name: catawall
King and I
Date: 04/07/00, updated on 04/07/00 (66 review reads)
Advantages: Elaine Paige
Disadvantages: Jason Lee
The king & I has recently been re-staged at the Palladium & I was lucky enough to aquire tickets to the last preview the night before opening.
The sets were spectacular & the cast fantastic with the exception of the King. Elaine Paige was the reason for me going to se the show, as I have seen her in Cats & Evita albeit some time ago & appreciating her voice I was greatly looking forward to this performance, I was not dissapointed. The children were brilliant & played their parts well.
My disappointment was only in the shape of Jason Lee, I know he tried but just didn't come across, his voice & charater just isn't strong enough!
Having seen this production on it's last run in London starring Virginia McKenna & Yul Brynner as the King this latest production pales into insignificance. Once you've seen the best nothing else compares.
Elaine Paige & Yul Brynner, now there is a thought,what a partnership that would have been