The Making of King Kong

King Kong: Live on Stage opens at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in June this year. Five years in the making and with a love song penned for the show by Canadian musician Sarah McLachlan, plus music by Robert Del Naja, founding member of British band Massive Attack, King Kong promises to be a spectacular event.

I’ve been following this show for a few years on The Drama Teacher. This video shows a King Kong prototype in a West Melbourne warehouse plus cast rehearsal footage. It certainly gives us a good indication of just how impressive a theatrical production this will be.

The Regent Theatre stage is big and it will need to be! This Kong weighs one tonne and stands six metres tall. Kong has been built by The Creature Technology Company, the animatronics arm of Global Creatures, the group responsible for the hugely successful Walking With Dinosaurs show.

Melbourne is listed as the only Australian shows for this musical. After that, could it be Broadway-bound? What better love story to show in New York than King Kong on stage?

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Justin Cash is an experienced high school drama teacher in Melbourne, Australia. He is passionate about drama education and blogging. Justin firmly believes drama is the most valuable subject a young person can study at school and that drama teaching is the best job in the world!
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