The King and I review – spirited revival of a problematic classic
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London PalladiumThe Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical comes to the West End with fine acting, handsome staging and inescapable overtones of western imperialism

This 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein show may be a Broadway classic but it presents a constant difficulty: it seems to endorse the idea of the civilising influence of the west on the barbarian east. Bartlett Sher’s much-lauded Lincoln Center production is handsomely mounted and boasts two star performances from Kelli...

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