After astounding audiences on ITV’s ‘Get Your Act Together’, the legendary Shaolin Monks have confirmed they will perform in the UK later this year with a brand new stage show.
For the first time in seven years, following their globally acclaimed ‘Wheel of Life’ and ‘Kung Fu Masters’ tours, the phenomenal Shaolin Monks return to London with an outstanding new show simply titled SHAOLIN.
Twenty Shaolin monks will take to the stage to demonstrate their martial arts expertise in an awe-inspiring performance. The show embarks upon a three-week run at The Peacock Theatre, London from 29 September – 17 October 2015. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW PRICED 15 – 38.00 GBP viawww.sadlerswells.com .
Rapper and songwriter Chip was mentored by the Shaolin Monks for ITV entertainment series ‘Get Your Act Together’. The performance culminated in him balancing on two spear points to wide-spread audience acclaim. Chip will perform with the Shaolin Monks in the final of the show this February.
Chip took to twitter to praise the Monks describing them “Some of the most focused & disciplined people in the world”
Master Wang of the Shaolin Monks said; “As Shaolin Monks we are honoured to be asked to take part in the Get Your Act Together TV show and to have the opportunity to teach Chip some of the Kung Fu styles that have been practised at The Shaolin Temple for over 1500 years.
The whole experience has been very rewarding and we are grateful to be chosen to return to the UK for the final show this month and really look forward to training again with Chip and teaching him some more Shaolin Kung Fu.
The British publics response to the ITV show has been amazing and we’ve had lots of people ask us where they can see us performing live. So we are pleased to announce our new show ‘Shaolin’ which we will be returning to London in September & October.
We hope the show will give our audiences an insight into our history and philosophy which led to the creation of Kung Fu at The Shaolin Temple .”
Direct from the fabled Shaolin temple in the foothills of the Song Shang mountain range in China’s Henan province The Shaolin Monks will make an exciting return to London to demonstrate their authentic martial arts expertise.
SHAOLIN is the ultimate display of theatre and physical prowess. The twenty-member cast perform incredible “superhuman” feats. The show combines traditional Shaolin Kung Fu, inch perfect choreography with dramatic lighting and sound that evokes the spirit of their traditions in one breathtaking performance.
The Shaolin Temple is the birthplace of Kung Fu. These are the very best Shaolin Kung Fu experts on the planet and they have come together to create a show that will eclipse any previous performances audiences have ever seen.
The show will take audiences on an intrepid journey through the mystical history of this ancient martial art and demonstrate the beautiful movements of Chi Gong & Tai Chi with spectacular weapons and combat demonstrations .
Depicting the history, philosophy and story of the Shaolin Monks in an authentic and spectacular performance, SHAOLIN will vividly illustrate the rarely-seen Kung Fu masters’ feats of agility strength and skill, using Buddhist Meditation and rigorous martial arts training.
The Shaolin Monks are the ultimate masters of Kung Fu: Buddhist soldier monks who have refined defensive martial arts over a period of fifteen centuries to a rare and spectacular point of perfection. SHAOLIN showcases the near-miraculous feats of physical endurance, which are the outward expressions of an inner peace, harmony and iron will.
The Shaolin Monks are lifted aloft on sharpened spears, break marble slabs with their heads, perform handstands on two finger tips, splinter wooden staves with their bodies, break bricks on their heads and fly through the air in a series of incredible back flips.
An extravaganza, with impressive backdrops, dramatic music, and stunning production, SHAOLIN will combine the rich vocabulary of the Chinese theatre, the traditional iconography of oriental Buddhism and the technical sophistication of the contemporary music arena. But at its heart are the awe-inspiring skills of the monks themselves.
This is a thrilling show that has to be seen to be believed!
29 Sept – 17 October 2015
The Peacock . Portugal St, London WC2A 2HT
Tues- Sat at 7.30pm,Saturday matinees at 2.30pm, Sun at 6pm, and matinees at 2.00pm
Ticket Prices: 15.00 – 38.00 GBP plus booking fee.