PREPARE TO BE AMAZED!
Previews from 28 May
Opens 15 June
This iconic story of an enormous creature and his battle for survival in New York City is being produced by Global Creatures, the creators of spectaculars Walking With Dinosaurs and How To Train Your Dragon, and helmed by American theatre and opera director Daniel Kramer, with a book by Craig Lucas.
Five years in the making, KING KONG will feature a cast of more than 40 actors, singers, dancers and circus performers, and a team of puppeteers who will bring to life one of the most technologically advanced puppets in the world – a one-tonne, six-metre tall silverback gorilla.
The exciting score will feature modernised musical standards including I WANNA BE LOVED BY YOU, BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME and GET HAPPY, along with new and existing songs from some of the world’s best contemporary artists, including Robert Del Naja from Massive Attack, Sarah McLachlan, Justice, Guy Garvey from Elbow and The Avalanches.
KING KONG will combine dazzling choreography, traditional puppetry, breathtaking circus skills and advanced animatronics to showcase one of the most romantic and timeless love stories of our time.
Brought to you by an award-winning international team, this astounding new multi-million dollar production will inspire wonder, romance and a sense of adventure, and will redefine the way we experience musical theatre.
The award-winning creative team, drawn from around the world, includes Marius de Vries (Music Composer and Arranger), Michael Mitnick (Original Lyrics), Peter England (Production Design), John O’Connell, (Choreography), Roger Kirk (Costume Design), Peter Mumford (Lighting Design), Gavin Robins (Aerial/Circus Direction), Frieder Weiss (Projection Design), Peter Hylenski (Sound Design) and Peter Wilson (Puppetry Direction).
KING KONG is authorised by the Merian C. Cooper estate.
VIEW THE LIVE STREAM OF THE KING KONG LAUNCH AT MELBOURNE'S PLAZA BALLROOM AT THE REGENT THEATRE:
Announcing their internationally renowned musical contributors, premiere performances of original compositions, unique insights from the creative team and the reveal of their exceptional cast.
To watch, visit kingkongliveonstage.com