Prepare to be spellbound by The Monkey King as the Chinese Opera takes centre stage, unravelling the legendary tale of Sun Wukong’s mischievous adventures in the Heavenly Court. From the early chapters of the classic Chinese novel, “Journey to the West“, this epic production is bolstered by its rich storytelling and athletic martial arts. The artful blend of Chinese Opera and beautiful modern theatre set designs will grace Singapore’s shores this November at the iconic Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay on 10 and 11 November 2023.
For generations, Chinese Opera has played a pivotal role in Chinese culture, enthralling audiences with its unique combination of distinctive music, singing, acting, and acrobatics. A reflection of cherished values and traditions, this art form has stood the test of time. Committed to preserving this cultural heritage, The Monkey King vividly brings to life the early chapters of Sun Wukong’s journey in the timeless tale “Journey to the West“, presented through the revered art form of Chinese Opera.
Possessing awe-inspiring powers, Sun Wukong, the legendary Monkey King, reigns invincible with his magical staff, Ruyi Jingu Bang, and the remarkable Cloud Somersault, enabling him to traverse vast distances in a single bound. Brimming with fearlessness and mischief, the tale of Sun Wukong comes alive as he unleashes havoc in the Heavenly Court.
The Monkey King promises an enthralling theatrical experience with its enchanting blend of culture, theatre, and uproarious humour. This sensational show is more than a performance; it immerses the audience in a magical journey that traverses time and space, offering a window to relive the rich tapestry of Chinese history and culture.
Co-produced with Trend Education Foundation and the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts, The Monkey King, presented by Trend Micro Singapore, breathes life into the story with a talented cast of 40. Having mesmerized audiences in Taipei, Kaohsiung, and Taichung, the highly successful production now sets its sights on Singapore.
In a remarkable display of talent, the key role of Sun Wukong will be brought to life by three brilliant martial actors: CHU Lu-Hao, HSU Ting-Fang, andCHIN Lang*. These exceptional performers will take turns to don the mantle of the iconic Monkey King, infusing the ancient role with their unique flair and expertise. Audiences will be treated to a dynamic and captivating portrayal of Sun Wukong as these skilled actors breathe life into the character’s fearless spirit, mischievous demeanour, and awe-inspiring prowess, ensuring an unforgettable and enthralling experience.
Experience the allure of The Monkey King as it transcends all age barriers, captivating both the young and old with delightful humour, mind-blowing acrobatics, extravagant costumes, and intricate face paintings.
Join Sun Wukong on his mischievous adventure with your loved ones this November. Grab your tickets on SISTIC Singapore now and enjoy an exclusive 20% early bird promotion until 11:59pm on 10 September 2023. Witness the enchanting legend of The Monkey King with a modern twist!
For more information on The Monkey King, please visit https://themonkeyking.trend.org/.
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