Still, equity requires giving it up for an animated beast so spectacular it makes Julie Taymor’s artier creations appear like measly marionettes. King Kong, 20 toes tall and 2,000 kilos, is a complete new stage of achievement. He’s managed by a joystick and computer systems, but in addition hand-manipulated by 10 on-stage puppeteers, all scurrying round below his physique and shifting his limbs. They are what convey his palpably wealthy coronary heart.
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