Now playing exclusively in Melbourne.
After five years of development, six months of rehearsal and a hugely successful season KING KONG will have its final performance at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre Melbourne on Sunday 16 February 2014.
If you haven’t already seen KING KONG, don’t miss this opportunity to see the show before it closes in Australia to take on the world.
Winner of 5 Helpmann awards, including a special award for outstanding theatrical achievement, KING KONG combines stunning choreography, lavish costumes, a thrilling musical score and a cast of 50 on-stage performers.
The Australian cast of actors, singers, dancers, circus performers and puppeteers is led by Esther Hannaford (Hairspray) as Ann Darrow, newcomer Adam Lyon as Carl Denham, Chris Ryan (Thyestes) as Jack Driscoll, veteran stage actor Richard Piper as Captain Engelhorn and the queen of musical theatre and cabaret, Queenie van de Zandt as Cassandra.
KING KONG features new and existing songs from some of the world’s best contemporary artists, including 3D from Massive Attack, Sarah McLachlan, Justice, Guy Garvey from Elbow and The Avalanches. The music is being overseen by composer and arranger Marius de Vries, whose credits include the soundtracks for Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet.
Pioneering Creature Designer Sonny Tilders has developed the 6-metre, 1.1-tonne Kong that stars in the show, bringing together the worlds of animatronics and puppetry to provide a subtlety of expression that has never been seen on stage before. Kong is entirely Melbourne-made.
Due to the size of the production, KING KONG will not tour to any other cities in Australia or New Zealand – guaranteed!*.
* Departing Launceston to Melbourne. Fares are with Virgin Australia. Price is based on an economy Saver Fare and is non-refundable. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Package price is per person twin share and is correct as at 21 May 2013. Package on sale until 31 August 2013 unless sold out prior, for travel 28 May 2013 until 15 September 2013. During some periods air and hotel pricing may not be available and/or surcharges may apply. Prices are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until the booking is completed and confirmed. Full payment is required at the time of booking and packages are non-refundable. Cancellation or amendment fees will apply. Prices based on direct route, including taxes, levies and other government charges which may vary and are subject to change. Hotel rates quoted are based on double occupancy, (per room, per night, per person, per package) unless otherwise noted. Prices based on lead-in room, additional rooms available. Prices quoted are based on the least expensive room and are subject to availability. Package pricing is based on web bookings or $30 AUD more per person by phone, capped at 4 people per booking. A 2% credit card fee applies to the total package price. Saver fares include a fare allowance of 1 checked bag of up to 23kg per person per one way flight. Additional checked baggage charges apply. Pre pay $60 for flights online for 2 additional pieces of checked baggage of 23kg per bag per person per one way flight, or pay $100 at the airport for the same allowance. Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver Members are exempt from these charges, unless the quota applicable to the Velocity status is exceeded. A Silver Member will pay for checked bags exceeding 2 bags. Baggage limits and excess baggage fees may apply. Visit www.virginaustralia.com/holidays for more information.