Damon Albarn's musical makes London debut

'Monkey' hits Royal Opera House next month

Damon Albarn's debut opera, 'Monkey: Journey To The West', will makes its first ever appearance in Londonnext month.

The first date, showing at London's Royal Opera House, will take place between July 23 and 26.

The show's premiere season sold out at the Manchester International Festival in 2007.

Performances also sold out in Paris and America.

The contemporary opera, composed by ex-Blur man Albarn, designed by Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett and directed by Chen Shi-Zheng, uses nearly 40 chinese performers ranging from acrobats to martial artists to singers and has an orchestra that combines Chinese and Western instruments.

Tickets will go on sale from tomorrow (June 12) at 2pm.

To check the availability of Monkey Opera tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

For more information go to Roh.co.uk.

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