First pictures of the world premiere production of Daniel Clarkson’s new version of King Kong have been released as the show opens for previews… 

KING KONG
(c) Geraint Lewis. 

Follow our intrepid cast as they journey to uncharted waters in search of the fabled beast – a gorilla so enormous he instils fear in all who set eyes on him. As hunter becomes the hunted, our story takes us to the iconic skyline of New York City and one burning question must be answered: just how many bananas should we order in?

Since the original 1933 film, King Kong has fascinated and challenged film makers alike, now from Daniel Clarkson (co-creator of worldwide hit Potted Potter) comes a new comic theatrical staging of the story, offering a different interpretation of the classic story.

KING KONG
(c)Geraint Lewis. 

Featuring a cast of five and no visual effects, this new theatrical version of the story allows audiences to get up close and personal with Kong.

The cast for the production includes: Benjamin Chamberlain (It’s a Wonderful Life, UK tour), Rob Crouch (nominated for the ‘Best Solo Performance’ WhatsOnStage Award for Oliver Reed: Wild Thing, St James Theatre), Sam Donnelly (nominated Most Promising Newcomer for his lead role in the film The Return, which was also nominated Best British Feature at Raindance Film Festival), Alix Dunmore (Pamela/Annabella/Margaret, The 39 Steps, West End, 2014/15; The Fitzrovia Radio Hour’s Christmas Carol), Brendan Murphy(Sir Toby Belch, Twelfth Night, Orange Tree; Potted Potter, Toronto & Chicago).

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(c)Geraint Lewis. 

Meanwhile, the creative team for the production includes: direction by Owen Lewis, set design by Simon Scullion, costume and prop design by Sophia Simensky, lighting design by Tim Mascall and  sound design by Sam Clarkson.

King Kong is now playing at The Vaults. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.thevaults.london/king-kong

 

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