Monday, October 15, 2012

King Kong The Musical

Get ready for a world exclusive, a musical about the world's favourite rampaging giant ape King Kong, the Eighth Wonder of The World.

King Kong will be staged at the Regent Theatre in Collins Street in Melbourne next year and will feature a Kong created by Global Creatures who are responsible for the amazing show Walking With Dinosaurs.

The story pretty well follows the plot of the various movies : a mysterious island with the mythical Kong and a party of explorers hoping to film the great beast with a hapless heroine captured and eventually King Kong himself captured by the party and taken to New York where, yes he ends up climbing the Empire State Building to meet his fate.

Playing the heroine Anne Darrow will be Esther Hannaford (left) who has sung in the musicals Hairspray and Mama Mia and picked up the odd Helpmann Award along the way. Composer of the musical is Marius  Du Vries who  has won Ivor Novello and BAFTA Awards and worked with acts like Bjork, U2 and Rufus Wainwright, with a list of musical credits a mile long.

King Kong opens on June 15th 2013 at the Regent Theatre and you can book now at this website