Monday, 6 October 2014
Monkey… Journey to the West
Justin Smith, Aljin Abella, Aileen Huynh and Darren Gilshenan play the motley Buddhist pilgrims
Well, it's been a hell of a journey to get Monkey… Journey to the West to the stage. Six years from concept to production! But what a production! It's a feast! Having played at the Brisbane Festival last week, it's now enjoying a run at the Parramatta Riverside Theatres. If you miss it, don't worry. This production by Kim Carpenter's Theatre of Image will be back next year for a national tour.
Writer: Donna Abela
Directors: John Bell and Kim Carpenter
Composer and lyricist: Peter Kennard
Movement Director: Scott Witt
Cast: Aljin Abella, Darren Gilshenan, Justin Smith, Aileen Huynh, Ivy Mak, Anthony Taufa, Lia Reutens, Troy Honeysett; and Tim Farley, Joshua Tieu and Jair Coronado from Team 9Lives.