King Kong: The Musical


For this, I’ll definitely fly to Melbourne.

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Seems really ambitious, with its all-Australian cast and in particular its high-concept stage effects. In terms of the latter, when you’ve got designer Sonny Tilder (who was responsible for the “Walking with Dinosaurs” exhibition) and a team of puppeteers led by puppetry director Peter Wilson, it’s definitely conceivable and exciting to imagine.

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The cast (pictured below) features, from left, Richard Piper (Captain Englehorn), Adam Lyon (Carl Denham), Esther Hannaford (Ann Darrow), Queenie van de Zandt (Cassandra), and Chris Ryan (Jack Driscoll). (Photo below: James-Morgan).

The principal cast of 'King Kong', from left, Richard Piper, Adam Lyon, Esther Hannaford, Queenie van de Zandt and Chris Ryan. Photo- James Morgan

Add to that the work of composer Marius de Vries (Music Director, MOULIN ROUGE) and a musical lineup that includes Robert Del Naja (of Massive Attack), Justice, The Avalanches and Guy Garvey (of Elbow), as well as the incredible Sarah McLachlan.

Check out this Behind the Scenes video (including incredible puppetry):

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So cool!

Sources: Website. Fangoria. Images from The

Addendum: Esther Hannaford singing “Full Moon Lullaby” (from King Kong: The Musical)

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