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!*.
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