I spent a small fortune taking a group of students to see this piece of filth they have dared to call theatre. The music is awful with not one memorable tune throughout the whole show (Except for maybe Full Moon Lullaby), there is hardly any dialogue and what little there is is so thin that it adds nothing to the show. If the story is moved forward through songs it is impossible to say as one could not undersand three quarters of what was said - instead I had to rely on my pre-existing knowledge of King Kong to understand what was happening.
The lighting is amazing as is Kong and his team, but how much of a show can people really expect this fake gorilla to carry on his back? Kong got my vote for best actor on stage as he seemed to have the most expression on his face and the most emotional line of the show, "Raaaaaaaawr HUFF arooga!".
A very poor, typically modern attempt at making a musical with no thought into what actually makes a classic musical 'classic'.
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