News: World Premiere of King Kong at The Vaults this summer

News: World Premiere of King Kong at The Vaults this summer

The world premiere of a monstrous new comedy, King Kong, based on the classic ape story comes to The Vaults this summer.

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?

Ever since Fay Wray first charmed the great gorilla in the original 1933 film, King Kong has challenged filmmakers to outdo the last epic tale. Now a new comic theatrical staging of the story takes a very different approach, as you’d expect from writer Daniel Clarkson (co-creator of worldwide hit Potted Potter) and director Owen Lewis. With just five actors and no high-tech wizardry, King Kong will come to new life for theatre audiences in the atmospheric surroundings of The Vaults. Clarkson comments,

“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. This has proved to be a fantastic challenge, perhaps even trickier than when I crammed all seven Harry Potter books into 70 minutes for Potted Potter – I hope that we can have a similarly exciting future for this production. I think that audiences are in for something really special when we unleash this beast in June!”

Set design is by Simon Scullion, costume and props by Sophia Simensky, lighting by Tim Mascall and sound by Sam Clarkson.


King Kong plays The Vaults from 22 June – 27 August. For more information and to book tickets, please see the website.