19:20-20:20, Saturday 12th September 2020


Music: Anna Vienna Ho

Words: Michael CT Lam & Roxanne Korda


Tang Sanzang seeks justice and revenge before his journey to the west.


A new opera adapted from ‘Journey to the West’ by Wu Cheng’en, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. Rooted in Chinese folk religion, mythology, and Confucianist, Taoist and Buddhist philosophies, this opera opens a new window on the novel, telling the whole story.


Scored for an ensemble of Chinese and Western musical instruments, this opera blends both musical traditions. Sung in English.


All ages (mostly adults)

Content warning: Suicide


Produced by Anna Vienna Ho


Venue: hopefully* The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH. 

*Read more here.








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On the same day:

Composer/Music Director: Anna Vienna Ho

Librettist: Michael CT Lam/Roxanne Korda

The Monkey King: Ivonne Porras

The Buddha: Michael CT Lam

Xuanzang: Jack Whiting

Yin Wenqiao: Valerie Wong

Chen Guangrui: James Gribble

The Dragon King/Yin Kaishan: Franco Kong

Madame Zhang: Deirdre McCabe

Liu Hong: Aaron Kendall

Fisherman/Zhao Yue: Wan Tat Cheah

Li Biao: Bertie Yates

Monk Faming: Edwin Dizer