June 12, 2007
Gorilla vs. Monkey
Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, the guys who created The Gorillaz, have written an opera called Monkey. Of course.
It sounds sort of super-awesome:
“Opera is just a term for drama in theatre that’s led entirely by music”, says Jamie. “People are scared of operas, especially when they’re in Mandarin. People will be astounded by this show, but they have to take that leap of faith. The first four months was complete confusion. It was quite scary doing this. But that’s where the excitement is for me, the challenge. Now we have 81 minutes of non-stop, in your face entertainment. You won’t have the opportunity to get bored! There’s no curtain and no pauses. We have dragons and water and horses and lots of animation and flying sequences. It’s full on.”