King Kong: Musical Info & Synopsis


King Kong is set in a South African township, where the figure of Ezekiel Dhlamini, known as “King Kong”, captures the community’s imagination. King Kong’s rise to fame as a celebrated boxer is intertwined with his passionate romance with Joyce. However, jealousy and rivalry threaten their happiness, leading to a series of tragic events that culminate in King Kong’s downfall. King Kong explores themes of love, loss, and the complexities of life in a close-knit community.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1959)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Biography

Setting: 1940s, 1950s / Africa (South Africa)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Todd Matshikiza

Lyrics: Pat Williams

Book: Harry Bloom

Cast Albums

Original Cast (1959)➝


1950s, Biographical, Black Artists, Black HistoryChild Roles, Golden Age, JazzSportsTrue Story

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