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2 for 1 tickets, Monkey: Journey to the West - this week - NEW CODE, amazing performances
2 for 1 tickets, Monkey: Journey to the West - this week - NEW CODE, amazing performances

2 for 1 tickets, Monkey: Journey to the West - this week - NEW CODE, amazing performances

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.

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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.

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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!!!

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wonder if this is the same Monkey stage show I saw in Oxford about 7 years ago. If so, and obviously based on the TV show, then I recommend going - especially after a few beers. I was completely pissing myself with the "flying on a cloud" effects etc. Good times.

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DB2k;3499436

wonder if this is the same Monkey stage show I saw in Oxford about 7 … wonder if this is the same Monkey stage show I saw in Oxford about 7 years ago. If so, and obviously based on the TV show, then I recommend going - especially after a few beers. I was completely pissing myself with the "flying on a cloud" effects etc. Good times.



No it was not. Please don't vote cold for that, that was not this show.

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Kahiara;3499468

No it was not. Please don't vote cold for that, that was not this show.



lawls sooo cute! I voted hot!

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imranmaz;3499507

lawls sooo cute! I voted hot!



:P I just really liked the show :P And someone did vote cold hehe. Thanks ^^

Kahiara;3499468

No it was not. Please don't vote cold for that, that was not this show.



I didn't vote anything. If not that tho then I must assume this show is not good. :oops:

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DB2k;3499976

I didn't vote anything. If not that tho then I must assume this show is … I didn't vote anything. If not that tho then I must assume this show is not good. :oops:



:P Assumptions cause wars :P

*throws a custard pie at you*

I personally think it's amazing. They have so many effects and the things these people can do are amazing! Also the story is gripping, as long as you're open minded. I heard this story as a child though so it was fascinating for me to see. Honestly, it's very well reviewed but to each their own ^^ (and it can't have been the show you saw because this one started in 2007 at a later date to the one you described) :thumbsup:

DB2k;3499436

wonder if this is the same Monkey stage show I saw in Oxford about 7 … wonder if this is the same Monkey stage show I saw in Oxford about 7 years ago. If so, and obviously based on the TV show, then I recommend going - especially after a few beers. I was completely pissing myself with the "flying on a cloud" effects etc. Good times.


The story of monkey is an old legend in china, it is a huge folk lore story. The tv show and these plays are all based on those chinese legends. Its a huge piece of chinese culture and literature, a bit like how the iliad and the odessey are to greek culture, or mahabaratha to indian culture, or paradise lost to english cutlure.

This is just another adpatation of the story. Might be good though, as the orignial story is interesting, especially if you've never heard it before.

Doesn't work for me...

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T_L_T;3516730

Doesn't work for me...



I've expired it. The last day it would have worked was the day you posted...
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