As rehearsals start today, final casting is announced for the world premiere of King Kong, who will bring terror and laughter to The Vaults tunnels from Thursday 22 June.
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.
Now this new comic theatrical staging of the story takes a very different approach from writer Daniel Clarkson and director Owen Lewis, who between them have three Olivier Award nominations. With just five actors and no high-tech wizardry, King Kong will come to new life up close for theatre audiences.
The cast are: Benjamin Chamberlain, Rob Crouch, Sam Donnelly, Alix Dunmore and Brendan Murphy. The creative team are: Director Owen Lewis, Set Designer Simon Scullion, Costume and Prop Designer Sophia Simensky, Lighting Designer Tim Mascall and Sound Designer Sam Clarkson.
King Kong plays The Vaults from 22 June – 27 August 2017. For more information or to book tickets, please see the website.