Running The Silk Road

May, 2008
Written by Paul Sirett
Conceived and Directed by David Tse Ka-shing

Exhilarating, refreshing and richly visual, Running the Silk Road blends East and West, telling a modern story mixed with Chinese myths.

In the year of the Beijing Olympics, a group of friends from London set themselves an epic challenge – to run the ancient Silk Road trading route to China, carrying an “alternative” Olympic flame. Once on the road, complications and conflict test friendships and soon threaten their chances of success.

Weaving in and out of the contemporary story are the magical and timeless myths, performed using the spectacularly acrobatic, whirling excitement that is the Beijing Opera Theatre.

Performed in English and Mandarin with surtitles

Presented in association with Beijing Opera Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre

Sponsored by China Now



May, 2008