Kim Carpenter's Theatre of Image (AUS)
World Premiere

Monkey is the tale of four mismatched pilgrims - the undisciplined, disruptive and semi-divine Monkey, the anxious mortal monk Tripitaka, the rude and rapacious Pigsy, and the sincere but slow monster Sandy - as they overcome impossible odds on their journey from China to India to obtain sacred scriptures and enlightenment.

The creation of Kim Carpenter’s multi-award-winning Theatre of Image, this highly visual and physical production combines comedy, music, song and spectacular martial arts.

Co-directed by John Bell (Bell Shakespeare) and Kim Carpenter and written by Donna Abela, Monkey features an Asian-Australian cast including Parkour Group, Team9lives and Darren Gilshenan (The Moodys – ABC-TV) along with over 10 songs by composer/musician Peter Kennard who will play live on stage.

Bring the family on an adventure with Monkey and his friends and live the magic!

Festival Conversations: stay for an in-depth conversation with the artists after the Fri 26 Sept, 7pm performance.

This production contains haze and smoke effects.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festival 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 and Sydney Opera House and Canberra Theatre Centre.

Image by Kim Carpenter.

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