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New stage production of King Kong arrives in London this summer
Brains behind Potted Potter announces new show
A new stage production of King Kong, described as a 'monstrous new comedy' has been announced to run at The Vaults in Waterloo this summer, adapted from the classic story by Daniel Clarkson. Featuring just five actors and no high-tech wizardry the giant ape will come to life in the atmospheric space from 22 June to 27 August 2017, with an official opening on 4 July.
"Ever since Fay Wray first charmed the great gorilla in the original 1933 film, King Kong has been a byword for epic cinema, challenging successive filmmakers to outdo the last with bigger and better special effects to impress and terrify audiences in equal measure. Follow our intrepid cast as they journey to uncharted waters in search of the Eighth Wonder of the World – 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?"
Directed by Owen Lewis the production features set design by Simon Scullion, costume and prop design by Sophia Simensky, lighting design by Tim Mascall and sound design by Sam Clarkson.
Daniel Clarkson, co-creator of worldwide hit Potted Potter said: “As a self-confessed cinephile I’m a huge fan of the original 1933 classic King Kong, and have wanted for some time to reimagine it in all its glory as a spoof comedy for the stage. We recently workshopped the script with the incredibly talented director Owen Lewis, and our brilliant cast - based on what we saw there,I think that audiences are in for something really special when we unleash this beast in June!”
Tickets for King Kong at the Vaults are now on sale.