Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost are delighted to announce audio described and closed captioned performances of The King and I in both Melbourne and Sydney.

The first closed caption performance is at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre on Friday evening 8 August. The Sydney Opera House will host an audio described matinee performance on Wednesday 24 September followed by a closed caption matinee performance on Tuesday 21 October.

These performances are designed to provide access to those with visual and audio impairments. Patrons will be able to access live captions on a mobile or tablet device via the GoTheatrical app downloaded from GooglePlay or The App Store.

Nominated for 10 Helpmann Awards, The King and I is touring nationally with the first lady of Australian musical theatre, Lisa McCune and internationally acclaimed actor Lou Diamond Phillips as the King of Siam for Melbourne season. Lisa McCune will be joined by acclaimed opera sensation Teddy Tahu Rhodes for the Sydney season.

Don’t miss this legendary production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I. A triple crown award winner: The Tony, the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle for Best Musical Revival, this dazzling show is a lavish and triumphant fresh new look at a time-honoured classic.

Hailed as “The most ravishing show you may ever see” when it opened on Broadway in 1996, this multi-award winning production of The King and I, was created in Australia and then conquered Broadway and London before touring the US and the UK. It is a story of love and joy, set to one of the most glorious, unforgettable scores ever written, including Shall We Dance, I Whistle A Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers, Getting To Know You, I Have Dreamed and Something Wonderful.

For decades, The King and I captivated millions with its delightful story of Anna Leonowens, brought to the court of Siam as tutor to the King’s children. This is a dazzling musical celebration, a sumptuous production with stunning scenery and magnificent costumes, definitely an event not to be missed.


Download the ‘GoTheatrical’ app from GooglePlay or The App Store.
To access the free wi-fi in the Princess Theatre, log onto the “KandI Subtitles” network. This will be an open network for the duration of the performance, thus no password required.



Venue                                 Princess Theatre, Melbourne

Performance Time           Friday 8 August at 7.30pm

Price                                   From $79.90*

Bookings                   or phone 1300 111 011

      Groups of 10 or more call 1300 889 278


Venue                         Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Performance Time           Tuesday 21 October at 1pm

Price                                    From $79.90*

Bookings                   or phone 1300 111 011  

    Groups of 10 or more call 1300 889 278



Venue                                 Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Performance Time           Wednesday 24 September at 1pm

Price                                    From $79.90*

Bookings                    or phone 1300 111 011

Groups of 10 or more call 1300 889 278


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