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This King Kong Film-Inspired Performance Has a Life-Sized Character

By: Misel Saban - Published: • References: indesignlive and notcot.org
With the adaptation of the legendary King Kong film into the British King Kong Live on Stage theater production, production artist Peter England created a life-size, gigantic King Kong functional puppet.

Clocking in at the weight of 1.1-tons, this King Kong film-inspired puppet is one hefty gorilla. Crafted to function through a specially made program, this massive King Kong uses specially designed discs that allow his plaster limbs to properly move. As expected, this performance tells the romantic sci-fi love story of King Kong and Susan. King Kong takes up almost the entire stage, and really is the beastly star of this amazing theater performance.