Hi guys, this is a new code for the highly acclaimed Monkey: Journey to the West performances in London.
The code is 'JOURNEY' and can be used on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday viewings. From my research it seems to be only this week as I didn't see a specific expiry date.
That means; today (Tuesday 18th November), Wednesday 19th November and Thursday 20th November.
First performed in the UK at the inaugural Manchester International Festival in 2007, following sold-out runs, Monkey: Journey to the West is a new opera for the 21st century, directed by the world renowned Chen Shi-Zheng, with music composed by Gorillaz award-winning mastermind Damon Albarn, and design and animation by Jamie Hewlett based on the ancient Chinese legend of spiritual enlightenment.
This reworked version is a dazzling spectacle involving nearly 40 circus acrobats, martial artists and singers from China with an orchestra of Western and traditional Chinese instruments.
Monkey, headstrong, self-important hero of the story, is hatched from a stone egg on the Mountain of Flower and Fruit. After crossing the all-powerful Buddha, Monkey is given the opportunity to redeem himself by travelling to India with the young monk Tripitaka to bring the Holy Scriptures back to China.
Damon Albarn's score deftly weaves Chinese and Western influences to provide a sparkling setting for the story as it moves between heaven and earth. Adaptor and director Chen Shi-Zheng, musician Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett have created this spectacular opera which is coming to the Royal Opera House this July.
Performed in Mandarin with English subtitles, Monkey is a thrilling experience, an unforgettable sensual and spiritual journey.
I went to see this and I think it was amazing! I would love to go again but I don't have a person to go with this time and I'm back at university... but I'm seriously considering making my way down for it!!!