A spectacular display in martial arts, devised by the official choreographer of the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony, will be amazing audiences in Skegness later this month - and the Standard has five pairs of tickets to give away.
The Shaolin Warriors, 26 world class Kung-fu masters, are appearing at The Embassy Theatre on Wednesday, May 29, with their breathtaking new theatrical performance.
Showcasing rarely seen feats of agility, strength and skill, Buddhist meditation and rigorous martial arts training, this show is an extravaganza of gorgeous scenery, atmospheric music, beautiful lighting and hundreds of costumes.
“The Shaolin show is a must see for family audiences and martial experts alike,” said a spokesperson.
“Audiences of all ages will be amazed and thrilled by their death defying kung-fu disciplines such as wing chun, chi-gong and animal imitation boxing with 18 kinds of dangerous traditional weapons.”
The show follows the journey of a young warrior, from his initiation into the monastery through various trials and tribulations until he finally gains fully fledged Shaolin status.
Breathtaking sequences include the ‘fire spears thrusting the body’ in which a warrior is lifted into he air with spears and others in which a performer lies upon a bed of nails while stone slabs are broken across his chest.
Most of the kung-fu masters performing in the show grew up in poor rural Chinese families, following a rigorous training regime alongside compulsory meditation and relaxation, in the hope of emulating the success of kung-fu heroes Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Lee.
Shaolin Warriors began in 2000 as the first theatrical kung-fu show and has since been watched by more than half a million people, receiving wide spread international acclaim.
Director Stephen Leatherland says the show is accessible for all ages, with teaching sequences in which young audience members are taught kung-fu live on stage.
“This year we’ve looked to recreate the show especially for the UK audience, thus making it more interactive, more attractive and ultimately, more exciting,” he added.
To stand a chance of winning one of five pairs of tickets to see Shaolin Warriors perform at the Embassy Theatre, Skegness, on Wednesday, May 29, simply pick up a copy of this week’s Standard and answer the question on the form attached.
The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets range from £19.50 and £21, or between £17 and £19.50 for OAPs. Child tickets cost £13.50. A family pass is available for £56.50. Call the Box Office on 0845 674 0505.