Playing exclusively in Melbourne, KING KONG will be musical theatre like you?ve never seen before
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Set to open in June 2013 at the Regent Theatre, KING KONG will combine dazzling choreography, traditional puppetry, breathtaking circus skills and advanced animatronics to showcase one the of the most romantic and timeless love stories of our time.
KING KONG tells the story of a Hollywood director Carl Denham, who takes his crew on a perilous journey to the last uncharted place on earth, Skull Island, to capture a huge creature, the last of his kind, Kong. The love affair between Denham’s star, Ann Darrow, and his first mate, Jack Driscoll, unfolds against the excitement of this journey, as the action moves between two different worlds – the primitive world of a lost island and the glamorous, spectacular world of 1930’s Manhattan.
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.
This astounding new multi-million dollar production will inspire wonder, romance and sense of adventure, and will redefine the way we experience musical theatre.
Tickets are on sale now, book here
Melbourne is an elegant and cultural city renowned for hosting a full calendar of iconic major events, in world class facilities all within 5km of the CBD.
Take the time to explore Melbourne’s stylish arcades and laneways, and discover the cities café culture, atmospheric eateries and stunning Victorian-era architecture. Or be immersed in the city by night where rooftop beer gardens, cocktail bars, basements and waterfronts create the enviable bar scene.
The possibilities are endless in this ever-changing city, so upon your visit to the Regent Theatre be sure to discover Melbourne’s extraordinary surprises.
To learn more about the show, meet the cast and creative team and get a sneak peek at Kong himself, visit our website kingkongliveonstage.com
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