FIRST LOOK: King Kong, The Vaults London

We are pleased to bring you these great production photos by Geraint Lewis of monstrous new comedy King Kong basedon the classic ape story from Daniel Clarkson, the Olivier Award-nominated co-creator of the smash hit Potted Potter.

Ever since Fay Wray first charmed the great gorilla in the original 1933 film, King Kong has been a byword for epic cinema, challenging successive filmmakers to outdo the last with bigger and better special effects to impress and terrify audiences in equal measure. Now this new comic theatrical staging of the story takes a very different approach, 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?

The cast are: Benjamin Chamberlain (It’s a Wonderful Life, UK tour), Rob Crouch (nominated for the ‘Best Solo Performance’ WhatsOnStage Award for Oliver Reed: 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), Brendan Murphy (Sir Toby Belch, Twelfth Night, Orange Tree; Potted Potter, Toronto & Chicago).

The creative team are: Director Owen Lewis. Set Designer Simon Scullion. Costume and Prop Designer Sophia Simensky. Lighting Designer Tim Mascall. Sound Designer Sam Clarkson

King Kong is terrorising The Vaults this summer from Thursday 22 June – Sunday 27 August.


King Kong by Daniel Clarkson

Benjamin Chamberlain and Rob Crouch in King Kong

King Kong at The Vaults London

Benjamin Chamberlain in King Kong

Book tickets for King Kong at The Vaults London

Brendan Murphy and Samuel Donnelly in King Kong

King Kong a comedy at The Vaults

Brendan Murphy in King Kong

King Kong a comedy at The Vaults

Rob Crouch and Alix Dunmore in King Kong

Daniel Clarkson's comedy King Kong at The Vaults

Samuel Donnelly and Rob Crouch in King Kong

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