It’s been coined as one of the most ambitious productions ever undertaken by a theatrical production group ever in Australia. Now, after 5 years in the workshop, organisers behind the King Kong musical have pulled back the curtains on the project, revealing all at a press conference this weekend.
Taking place at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, and well, staying there for the duration of the musical, King Kong is set to be a huge performance, and not just because of the 1-tonne mechanical puppet of Kong himself, but also because of the interest shown by some serious music heavyweights.
The soundtrack for the musical will be pieced together masterfully by Justice, who have just spent the last 2 weeks touring our fair lands for Parklife, as well as producer 3D aka Robert del Naja aka the dude from Massive Attack. Injecting some Aussie flavour into the mix will be native outfit The Avalanches. The real puppet master, however, would have to be Marius deVries, the production visionary behind acts such as Massive Attack, Bjork, The Sneaker Pimps, and just so much more.
Media were given the privilege of hearing the music from the 2013 performance over the weekend, with a selection of tracks selected from the aforementioned talent. But fear not, they are currently streaming the press night from the musical’s website so you can hear all the tunes already, including a tasty little ditty from 3D featuring vocals from Adam Lyon. The video is below and Consequence of Sound were kind enough to point us to the 17-minute mark for that particular composition.
The musical will be opening 15th June next year and will be brought to you by the same theatrical innovators who brought us Walking with Dinosaurs, and How to Train Your Dragon.