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Sam Donnelly, Benjamin Chamberlain, Rob Crouch, Alix Dunmore and Brendan Murphy will star in King Kong at The Vaults (Photo: Anthony Kelly)

King Kong cast swing into action

Published May 30, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of Daniel Clarkson’s bananas comedy King Kong, as cast members today swing into action rehearsing for the madcap production.

The cast members who’ll be monkeying around at The Vaults this summer are Benjamin Chamberlain (It’s a Wonderful Life, UK tour), Rob Crouch (Oliver Reed in Wild Thing, St James Theatre), Sam Donnelly (nominated Most Promising Newcomer for his lead role in the film The Return, which was also nominated Best British Feature at Raindance Film Festival), Alix Dunmore (Pamela/Annabella/Margaret, The 39 Steps, West End, 2014/15; The Fitzrovia Radio Hour’s Christmas Carol) and Brendan Murphy (Sir Toby Belch, Twelfth Night, Orange Tree; Potted Potter, Toronto & Chicago).

The new comic theatrical staging of the traditional story takes a very different approach to its usual epic productions, as you’d expect from writer Daniel Clarkson (co-creator of worldwide hit Potted Potter) and director Owen Lewis, who between them have three Olivier Award nominations.

With just 5 actors and no high-tech wizardry, Kong will come to new life up close for theatre audiences. 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?

King Kong promises to bring terror – and laughter – to The Vaults tunnels underneath London’s Waterloo Station from Thursday 22 June until Sunday 27 August. 

You can book your tickets through the show’s website.

King Kong is also participating in Kids Week 2017, the annual kids-go-free promotion; for more information, please visit the Kids Week website.