Monkey…Journey to the West

Performing arts meets martial arts!

Live on-stage, in a large-scale production, Monkey… Journey to the West is based on China’s popular classic story of The Monkey King and remembered by generations of Australians from the 70s cult TV show Monkey Magic.

Join our iconic hero characters Pigsy, Sandy, Tripitaka and the immortal Monkey in their adventures to return the sacred scriptures – and peace and harmony – to China.

In a highly physical production that combines actors in comedy, music, song and spectacular martial arts from team9lives, Monkey’s journey is the creation of Theatre of Image and acclaimed director John Bell (Bell Shakespeare). Come on the adventure with Monkey and his friends and live the magic!

This is not–to–be–missed entertainment!” – Sydney Morning Herald more

“Delights a new generation.” – Crikey more

“Wholehearted and gorgeous.” - The Australian

Duration: 120 minutes + interval
WARNING: Haze and smoke effects
See our image gallery for the stunning costume and puppetry designs for the show.

SINGLE TICKETS

Standard $45

Concession $40

Family $120 (four tickets, at least two children)

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SCHOOLS BOOKINGS

$18 Student / 1 Teacher free per 10 Student tickets purchased.

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Creator/Designer/Co-director: Kim Carpenter
Co-Director: John Bell*
Writer: Donna Abela
Composer/Musician: Peter Kennard
Movement Director: Scott Witt
Lighting Designer:  Sian James-Holland
Sound Designer: Antony Love

*By arrangement with Bell Shakespeare

Aljin Abella
Darren Gilshenan
Aileen Hyunh
Justin Smith
Anthony Taufa
Lia Reutens
Troy Honeysett
Joshua Tieu
Jono Wong
Jair Coronado

  • Thursday, Oct 8 2015 10:30am (schools matinee)
  • Friday, Oct 9 2015 10:30am (schools matinee)
  • Friday, Oct 9 2015 7:30pm
  • Saturday, Oct 10 2015 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 10 2015 7:30pm

Live on-stage, in a large-scale production, Monkey… Journey to the West is based on China’s popular classic story of The Monkey King and remembered by generations of Australians from the 70s cult TV show Monkey Magic.

Join our iconic hero characters Pigsy, Sandy, Tripitaka and the immortal Monkey in their adventures to return the sacred scriptures – and peace and harmony – to China.

In a highly physical production that combines actors in comedy, music, song and spectacular martial arts from team9lives, Monkey’s journey is the creation of Theatre of Image and acclaimed director John Bell (Bell Shakespeare). Come on the adventure with Monkey and his friends and live the magic!

This is not–to–be–missed entertainment!” – Sydney Morning Herald more

“Delights a new generation.” – Crikey more

“Wholehearted and gorgeous.” - The Australian

Duration: 120 minutes + interval
WARNING: Haze and smoke effects
See our image gallery for the stunning costume and puppetry designs for the show.

SINGLE TICKETS

Standard $45

Concession $40

Family $120 (four tickets, at least two children)

Buy tickets! »

Or

Put this in your subscription pack to save $5-$15 per ticket.


SCHOOLS BOOKINGS

$18 Student / 1 Teacher free per 10 Student tickets purchased.

Schools Booking Form »

Creator/Designer/Co-director: Kim Carpenter
Co-Director: John Bell*
Writer: Donna Abela
Composer/Musician: Peter Kennard
Movement Director: Scott Witt
Lighting Designer:  Sian James-Holland
Sound Designer: Antony Love

*By arrangement with Bell Shakespeare

Aljin Abella
Darren Gilshenan
Aileen Hyunh
Justin Smith
Anthony Taufa
Lia Reutens
Troy Honeysett
Joshua Tieu
Jono Wong
Jair Coronado

From the Schools Coordinator: Here’s a creative way to address the “Asia and Australia’s relationship to Asia” cross-curriculum priority in the Australian Curriculum. Kim Carpenter and John Bell’s acclaimed adaptation of this ancient Chinese legend (and cult TV show) provides a tantalising glimpse into the traditions and influences of Asian art and culture presented in a dizzying display of hybrid performance styles. The electrifying performances and lavish design makes this recommended viewing for students of Drama, Music and Visual Arts as well.

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ozco logo horizontalThis project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc. Brisbane Festival, Melbourne Festival, Riverside Theatres Parramatta, Theatre of Image, Sydney Opera House and Canberra Theatre Centre.

 

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