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Potted Potter team to bring King Kong to the London stage

The new comedy based on the classic story will open at the Vaults in June

The Olivier Award-nominated creator of Potted Potter, Daniel Clarkson, will turn his hand to everyone's favourite gorilla in a new comedy which will take over the Vaults in June.

Based on the 1933 film about a giant ape, King Kong will feature a cast of five actors directed by Owen Lewis. With set design by Simon Scullion, the production will take place in the Vaults tunnels underneath Waterloo Station. Casting is yet to be announced.

Talking about the production, writer Clarkson said: "As a self​-​confessed cinephile I’m a huge fan of the original 1933 classic King Kong, and have wanted for some time to ​
reimagine it in all its glory as a spoof comedy for the stage. ​

"This has proved to be a fantastic challenge, perhaps even trickier than when I crammed all seven Harry Potter books into 70 minutes for Potted Potter!"

King Kong will run at The Vaults from from 30 June to 27 August, with previews from 22 June.

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