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CITY PRESS REVIEW: SA musical King Kong is back and a knockout success

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Cape Town - Almost 60 years after King Kong defied the apartheid status quo and opened at Wits University’s Great Hall in Johannesburg, the curtain rose once again on this landmark musical in Cape Town earlier this month.

Reimagined for a contemporary audience, the word ‘curtain’ is figurative when it comes to The Fugard theatre – its stage is always brilliantly set for maximum use of the intimate space.

The excitement was palpable on opening night. Some in the audience had seen the original and were keen to see how it had stood the test of time.

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