This is the story of an inter-racial venture in South Africa. Many hundreds of white people and Africans in the Union’s four largest cities worked selflessly together to give the cast of the musical King Kong the opportunity for Africans to make their first major break-through in the world of entertainment. In ten weeks of playing time this jazz opera was seen by 120,000 people of all races – success achieved in the face of great difficulties peculiar to the South African scene. This book is thus not only an account of theatrical success; it is also a social document.