King of the cossie

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 20-Sep-2013

LADIES IN RED: The costumes of King Kong.
KING Kong will reign in Bendigo this month as The Costumes of King Kong takes centre stage at the Capital Theatre.
The free photographic exhibition will run September 27 to 30 to celebrate the visionary work of Australian designer Roger Kirk.
The exhibit will showcase the costume sketch development and final costume photographs from the musical.
Mr Kirk said King Kong’s 500 costumes were a “1930s meets fashion meets music video clips” blend.
The display is a back-stage pass into the creative genius of the Tony Award winner Mr Kirk, who brought the King Kong spectacle alive.
Mr Kirk has designed numerous stage costumes including Opera Australia’s The Gypsy Princess, Pirates of Penzance and My Fair Lady.
The international designer has made sets and costumes for Broadway’s Jesus Christ Superstar and 42nd Street.
Mr Kirk also won this year’s Helpmann ‘Best Costume Design’ award.
The highly-acclaimed theatrical production King Kong was held at the Regent Centre, Melbourne, earlier this year.
The Costumes of King Kong is currently on display at Melbourne Central.


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