A new comic staging of the story of King Kong will come to new life for theatre audiences in the atmospheric surroundings of The Vaults tunnels this summer.
Taking a very different approach to the traditionally epic cinematic story – with just 5 actors and no high-tech wizardry – this riotous King Kong has been crafted by writer Daniel Clarkson (co-creator of worldwide hit Potted Potter) and director Owen Lewis, who between them have three Olivier Award nominations.
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 will go ape at The Vaults this summer from Thursday 22 June – Sunday 27 August, with casting to be announced.
Writer Daniel Clarkson 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. This has proved to be a fantastic challenge, perhaps even trickier than when I crammed all 7 Harry Potter books into 70 minutes for Potted Potter!
“That show has travelled the world including West End and New York runs, and I hope that we can have a similarly exciting future for this production after its humble beginnings this summer at The Vaults. 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!”
You can book your tickets through the show’s website.