Great ape, shame about the show

The Guardian - - WORLD - PHO­TO­GRAPH: WAL­TER MCBRIDE/GETTY

Af­ter a lav­ish, eye-pop­ping open­ing night, the crit­ics agree that the mu­si­cal the­atre pro­duc­tion of King Kong – Alive on Broad­way rep­re­sents a gi­ant leap for an­i­ma­tronic de­sign. Alas, they also reached con­sen­sus that the $35m (£27m) show, de­spite its 900kg go­rilla, is an out­sized flop. The New York pro­duc­tion was scripted by Tony award win­ner Jack Thorne. But once the cur­tain fell, the knives came out. “Though the ape is great, the score is wan and the plot a head-scratcher mak­ing for an in­co­her­ent the­atri­cal ex­pe­ri­ence,” said The Stage.

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