King Kong Comes To Joburg

The iconic South African hit musical
Comes to Joburg from 12 September

From the Fugard Theatre – the South African producers of the critically acclaimed West Side Story and The Rocky Horror Show. Over half a century since the original production, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present a brand-new production of the iconic South African musical King Kong at Joburg Theatre from 12 September 2017.

The musical portrays the life and times of heavyweight boxer, Ezekiel Dlamini and is set to the scintillating music of Todd Matshikiza with legendary songs such as “Back of the Moon”, “King Kong” and “Sad Times, Bad Times”. The 1959 production of South Africa’s first black musical was set in Sophiatown in Johannesburg in the late-fifties and was seen by 200 000 South Africans before transferring to London’s West End, in part launching the international careers of Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela among others. Whilst remaining true to the original production, a world-class creative team and an all South African cast have revitalised King Kong for the 21st century, giving it new life.

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By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb: