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King Kong

Musical by Paul Graham Brown & James Edward Lyons based on the novel by Delos W. Lovelace.
Music and Lyrics by Paul Graham Brown, Book by James Edward Lyons. (German translation by James Edward Lyons)

Excitement, adventure, a love story and the mysterious Kong. Power mad film director Carl Denham, out of work film actress Ann Darrow and sceptical ship’s captain Jack Driscoll set out on a journey to find the legendary Kong. Their battered tug boat takes them from New York to the dark and forbidding Skull Island, where they become entangled in a fight for love and, ultimately, survival…

“Huge” (Berlin Tagesspiegel)
“Musical theatre doesn’t get much bigger than this” (Blickpunkt musicals)
“Big ape, small theatre, complete success”
“It works splendidly… To every fringe theatre in the republic; clamour to do not just this show but this very production. Your audiences will thank you” (musicals magazine, Germany)

Production history:

Kleines Theater, Berlin (Premiere), August 2009
Theater Heilbronn, June 2011
Theaterschiff Stuttgart, December 2011
KATiELLi Theater Datteln, February 2012
Stadttheater Klagenfurt, April 2012
TS Entertainment Lörrach (regional tour), May 2012
Kammerspiele Seeb, September 2012
Theater Hof, September 2012

Cast size:

2 Men, 1 Woman
Scored for 1 Musician (Piano/Keyboards). Can be expanded on request.

Performance rights available from Felix Bloch Erben Verlag, Berlin.

Works in Progress

  • Nude with Violin: Musical comedy based on the Noel Coward play of the same name.
  • A Time to Change: a quick-change musical farce for “identical twins”.