King Kong live on stage!

King Kong Stage

No, I’m not talking about the final scene of King Kong where he breaks free from the stage show to go on a rampage, I’m talking about a stage production of King Kong that will be happening in Melbourne in June 2013! Complete with a giant King Kong puppet, which I support because of the very tiny chance there will be a puppet apocalypse and the King Kong robot breaks free from the stage show to go on a rampage.

Five years in the making, KING KONG will feature a cast of more than 40 actors, singers, dancers and circus performers, and a team of puppeteers who will bring to life one of the most technologically advanced puppets in the world – a one-tonne, six-metre tall silverback gorilla.

The exciting score will feature modernised musical standards including I WANNA BE LOVED BY YOU, BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME and GET HAPPY from the worlds best contemporary artist, as well as dazzling choreography, traditional puppetry, breathtaking circus skills and advanced animatronics to showcase one of the most romantic and timeless love stories of our time.

The King Kong robot is made by Global Creatures, and here are some test videos of the prototype:

More info on the King Kong Live Blog
King Kong Live official site

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