Na-Young Jeon: A week in the life of The King and I

Bartlett Sher’s production opens at London’s Palladium next week

Na Young Jeon with the cast of The King and I
Na Young Jeon with the cast of The King and I

Na-Young Jeon has an extensive set of credits to her name, playing Fantine in Les Misérables in the West End and taking on the role of Gigi in the world tour production of Miss Saigon. She now comes to London's Palladium for the London transfer of the Lincoln Center production of The King and I, which features Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe in its cast. With the show about to officially open, we asked the star, who plays Tuptim, to give us a look at the production as it goes into its preview period.

Shades before lights come up

NYJ: "Tuptim on her way to the stage."

Star struck moment

NYJ: "Sharing the stage with the magnificent Kelli O'Hara. To say I feel honoured is an understatement."

The King and all of us!

NYJ: "Corridor selfie. Smile!"

Spectating in the stalls

NYJ: "Watching the show coming together in the auditorium."

Going off the wall

NYJ: "Teching the show means a lot of waiting so we sometimes lose the plot. Can you blame us?"

Staging on the high seas

NYJ: "Last tweeks to the show before first preview!"

Floral support

NYJ: "Such beautiful gifts and flowers at stage door for our first preview – thank you!"

Job done

NYJ: "The first show was received well. Feeling so blessed!"

Now off to unwind!

NYJ: "Now time for drinks! Congratulations everyone!"