Theatre doesn’t get much bigger than this. I was thrilled to participate in the world premiere of Global Creature’s “King Kong” at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne.
The show drew in an incredible creative team from around the world, directed by Daniel Kramer, and with music by Marius DeVries. The Helpmann nominated score features songs by Massive Attack, Sarah McLachlan, The Avalanches and more, and was supervised by Max Lambert and Musically Directed by Daniel Edmonds. Having been a long time fan of Marius’s work on films like Moulin Rouge and Romeo and Juliet, I was thrilled to be able to work as part of such an innovative music team on this production.
I worked on the music pre-production and Qlab programming for the show, and was involved in recording strings, choir (The Sydney Philharmonia), and chorus, as well as mixing tracks for marketing and media. The Score also has a fantastic band of 11, and it was a joy to work with many of the musos I’d worked with before on other shows like Fame and Hairspray.
King Kong won a number of Helpmanns this year, including a much deserved gong for Peter Hylenski for his amazing sound design. The work he and his main man Simon Matthews did on the show was of an incredible level, backed up by a first rate team from System Sound including David Letch, Simon Gregory, Shelley Lee and many others. Awesome people. Would work with them any time.
Global Creatures, with producer Bill Harris, Technical Direction by Richard Martin, and led by CEO Carmen Pavlovic, should be massively congratulated for their leadership in making such a stunning, world leading production here in Australia. As the production continues it’s development towards new productions overseas, I look forward to seeing it grow.