Chinese musician Cheng Yu and members of the Silk String Quartet will perform in the orchestra for the theatre production of Monkey: Journey to the West at London's Royal Opera House this month.
Director Chen Shi-zheng will present a performance that boasts a score composed by former Blur and Gorillaz singer Damon Albarn, and set and costume designs by his Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett. Monkey: Journey to the West tells the tale of 'Monkey', who hatched from a stone egg, and his subsequent journey towards enlightenment.
The show will run at the Royal Opera House from 23rd - 26th July 2008, having already enjoyed stints at the Palace Theatre Manchester, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, and its US premier at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina.
For more information and for tickets to the show please visit  www.monkeyjourneytothewest.com