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Episode Guide: Damon and Jamie's Excellent Adventure
Posted: Thursday, 17th May 2007
Alan Yentob speaks exclusively with Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett as they embark on a new creative endeavour and their first collaboration outside the Gorillaz partnership.
Produced by Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris); in co-production with Manchester International Festival and the State Opera House in Berlin, Damon joins the project as composer and Jamie as designer to Monkey, Journey to the West - a new contemporary opera entirely in Mandarin directed by Chen Shi-Zheng.
This film follows Albarn and Hewlett on a journey from Beijing to Paris, working with martial artists and acrobats; leading up to its world premiere at the Manchester International Festival.