Monkey: Journey to the West

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. Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles, Monkey is a thrilling experience, an unforgettable sensual and spiritual journey.

Monkey Journey to the West

Damon Albarn

Main Auditorium
Roayl Opera House
July 23, 2008 to July 26, 2008
Running time: 1 Hour 50 Minutes | No Interval
Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles
Ticket from Royal Opera House