King Kong – Begins October 5th
Based on the 1932 novel and 1933 film, a new musical stage adaptation with a contemporary take on the classic tale of beauty and the beast.
The character King Kong has become one of the world’s most famous movie icons, having inspired countless sequels, remakes, spin-offs, imitators, parodies, cartoons, books, comics, video games, theme park rides, and a stage play. His role in the different narratives varies, ranging from a rampaging monster to a tragic antihero. The new musical adaptation opened at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia in 2013.
The production features a one-ton, six-meter-tall silverback gorilla puppet as its star. Engineered, designed and built by Global Creature Technology in West Melbourne, Australia, King Kong was the largest puppet ever created for the stage. Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie (Strictly Ballroom, In the Heights), directs and choreographs.