Monkey: The Opera

People of 'a certain age' will remember 'Monkey', a Japanese import of a Chinese fable.

Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett (of Gorillaz) are involved in making Monkey, the Opera. Along with Chen Shi-Zheng, the director, they're going back to the Chinese source material to produce a spectacle which premier's in Manchester.

The show contains talented, and very bendy, people:

"One girl bent herself into a Z-shape. She could feed herself a sandwich with her feet."

(The Guardian)

I'd love to see this, I do hope it tours beyond Manchester!

Last year I posted that there would be a remake of the TV show.