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VIDEO: Marriner Group Announce KING KING for June 2013 - Behind the Scenes Video

The Marriner Group and Global Creatures have announced that their adaptation of KING KONG will open in June 2013 at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne. Check out the behind-the-scenes video below, which features pictures of the set and a hint at what to expect from King Kong himself.

This iconic story of an enormous creature and his battle for survival in New York City is being produced by Global Creatures, the creators of spectaculars Walking With Dinosaurs and How To Train Your Dragon, and helmed by American theatre and opera director Daniel Kramer, with a book by Craig Lucas.

The production, being staged at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre (its only season in Australia before embarking on an international tour), will feature a cast of 40 actors, singers, dancers and puppeteers who will bring to life the two opposing worlds of the story - 1930s New York City, and Skull Island, the home of Kong.

Featuring revamped 1930s Broadway classics and dazzling new songs from the world’s best contemporary artists, as well as opulent costumes, awe-inspiring sets and a creature who will fill the stage, KING KONG will be an unforgettable experience.

The award-winning creative team, drawn from around the world, includes Marius de Vries (Original Music Compositions & Arrangements), Michael Mitnick (Original & Adapted Lyrics), Peter England (Production Design), John O’Connell, (Choreography), Roger Kirk (Costume Design), Peter Mumford (Lighting Design), Gavin Robins (Aerial/Circus Direction), Frieder Weiss (Projection Design), Peter Hylenski (Sound Design) and Peter Wilson (Puppetry Direction).

Kong, the towering gorilla, is being designed by Sonny Tilders and created by Melbourne-based The Creature Technology Company, whose animatronic skills brought to life the groundbreaking dinosaurs and dragons in Global Creatures’ two previous productions.

KING KONG is authorised by the Merian C. Cooper estate.

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