Legendary South African Musical King Kong Returns
The musical follows the life story of 1950s heavyweight boxer Ezekiel Dlamini, who was better known by his ring name, King Kong. Dlamini becomes something of a township hero in the dark days of apartheid by rising to boxing superstardom. King Kong is one of the most successful and controversial musicals ever to have been produced in the country.
The Conversation Africa, 28 September 2017
After an absence of over half a century, the courageous musical "King Kong" has smashed its way back into the collective South African consciousness. On tour in South Africa, "King… Read more »
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Daily Maverick, 9 August 2017
It was billed as an "all-African jazz opera"; it was a unique collaboration between black and white, South Africa and the UK. After its opening at the Wits theatre in 1959 it was… Read more »
South Africa: 'King Kong' Speaks to South Africa Today
Daily Maverick, 27 September 2017
The classic South African jazz opera, King Kong - presented in a new edition at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town in July, and now showing at the Joburg Theatre until 8 October - is… Read more »