Why See Monkey: Journey to the West?
Equal parts epic music theater and stunning animation, this hugely successful production includes a remarkable cast of Chinese acrobats, singers, mind-bending contortionists, martial artists, and transfixing animated displays, all under the inspired direction of Chen Shi-Zheng. This spectacular event, which has performed before sold-out audiences around the world, tells the story of a monk, Tripitaka, who journeys from China to India to find the Buddha and receive the scriptures' enduring impossible challenges.
The irrepressible Monkey King leads the monk and his animal companion protectors, creating havoc along the way. Don?t miss this stunning international retelling of this ancient tale.
Previews from: 6 July 2013
Opening night: 9 July 2013
Suitable for all ages
Two hours with no intermission.
Cast and Creative
CreativeConcept, text, and direction Chen Shi-Zheng
Composer Damon Albarn
Visual concept, animation, and costumes Jamie Hewlett
Conductor Brad Lubman
Lighting design Nick Richings
Sound design Barry Bartlett
Masks, prosthetics, makeup, and wigs Bertrand Dorcet
Company includes Jiangsu Yancheng Acrobatic Company
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