Monkey … Journey to the West

Aljin Abella as MonkeyA story remembered by generations of Australians from the 70’s cult TV show Monkey Magic, Monkey … Journey to the West combines comedy, music, puppetry and spectacular martial arts.

Join our iconic hero characters Pigsy, Sandy, Tripitaka and the immortal Monkey as they take audiences on an extraordinary journey – brimming with heavenly beings, fallible mortals, monsters and spirits, as they overcome 81 tribulations on their journey from China to India to obtain the sacred scriptures and enlightenment.

Combining comedy, music, song and spectacular martial arts, this is the first time the iconic Chinese story has been adapted to the stage in Australia in a large-scale and highly physical production from renowned theatre for families, Kim Carpenter’s Theatre of Image.

Directed by John Bell and Kim Carpenter, this highly-anticipated Australian adaption features Darren Gilshenan (The Moodys), Aljin Abella (The Sapphires), and Team9Lives who will showcase their incredible skills in parkour and martial arts. Come on the adventure with Monkey and his friends and live the magic!

Director: John Bell  Featuring: Aljin Abella, Jair Coronado, Tim Farley, Darren Gilshenan, Aileen Huynh, Ivy Mak, Lia Reutens, Justin Smith, Anthony Taufa, Peter Kennard, Joshua Tieu  Creator & Designer: Kim Carpenter  Writer: Donna Abela  Music & Songs: Peter Kennard  Movement Director: Scott Witt  Lighting Design: Sian James-Holland

Monkey … Journey to the West
Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm (Brisbane)
Season continues to 27 September 2014
Information and bookings:

Riverside Theatres, Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Season: 2 – 11 October 2014
Information and Bookings: (02) 8839 3399 or

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Image: Aljin Abella as Monkey – courtesy of Theatre of Image